Gas Discovery Announced In Bir Allah Area In Offshore Mauritania

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Kosmos Energy has announced a gas discovery in the offshore Mauritania-Bir Allah area at exploration well #1-Orca. The 5,266-m exploratory well targeted a previously untested Albian play and encountered 36 m of net gas pay in excellent quality reservoirs. The well also extended the Cenomanian play fairway and confirmed 11 m of net gas pay in a down-structure position relative to the discovery well, #1-Marsouin, which was drilled on the crest of the anticline. According to the company, #1-Orca and #1-Marsouin have derisked up to 50 Tcf of gas-in-place from the Cenomanian and Albian plays in the Bir Allah area. In addition, a deeper but untested Aptian play has also been identified within the area and surrounding structures. Project partners include SMHPM and BP.