Eni Announces Oil Discovery in Offshore Ivory Coast Block CI-101

Drilling Activity Details


Côte d’Ivoire

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#1x Baleine
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Drilling Activity Summary


Eni has announced a major oil discovery in offshore Ivory Coast’s Block CI-101 at the Rome-based company’s Baleine prospect. The well, #1x Baleine, found 40° API oil in two different stratigraphic levels (Santonian and Cenomanian/Albian age). An evaluation program will assess the upside potential of the overall structure that extends into Block CI-802, also operated by Eni. The well is in about 1,200 m of water and was drilled to 3,445 m. The lower Cenomanian/Albian level shows discrete-to-good reservoir characteristics and has been successfully production-tested. The potential of the discovery is preliminarily estimated at between 1.5 Bbl and 2.0 Bbl of oil in place and between 1.8 and 2.4 Tcf of associated gas. The #1x-Baleine is the first exploration well drilled by Eni in the Ivory Coast. Rome-based Eni owns a participating interest in other four blocks in the Ivorian deep water: CI-205; CI-501; CI-504 and CI-802.