Kosmos Energy Announces Successful Completion of Tortue Drill Stem Test
The Tortue-1 well flowed at a sustained, equipment-constrained rate of approximately 60 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) during the main, extended flow period, with minimal pressure drawdown, providing confidence in well designs that are each capable of producing approximately 200 MMcf/d. The DST results confirmed a connected volume per well consistent with the current development scheme, which together with the high well rate is expected to result in a low number of development wells compared to equivalent schemes. Initial analysis of fluid samples collected during the test indicate Tortue gas is well suited for liquefaction given low levels of liquids and minimal impurities. Data acquired from the DST will be used to further optimize field development and to refine process design parameters critical to the front end engineering and design (FEED) process anticipated to begin later this year.
“The positive results from the DST confirm that the Tortue field is a
world-class resource and validates the assumptions that underpin our
development concept,” said
The Tortue-1 well is located in water depths of approximately 2,700
Kosmos is exploration operator of Block C-8 with a 28% participating interest. BP is named operator with a 62% participating interest, and Societe Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (“SMHPM”) has a 10% participating interest.
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