Oil and gas exploration company, Kosmos Energy, have announced a significant discovery of gas offshore Mauritania.
The Dallas based firm, announced the news saying the find, made at the Marsouin-1 prospect, was a play-extending gas discovery. This latest find will be the second significant discovery of offshore gas made by the firm this year.
Kosmos haven’t given any information to the size of the actual estimated reserves believed to be in place, however they have said that the wireline results showed around 70 meters (230 ft) of natural gas pay, in excellent quality reservoir sands.
The well has been drilled by deepwater drillship, Atwood Achiever, in 2,400 meters (7874 ft) of water. The drillship will now head further south, to drill the Ahmeyim-2 well, before heading to Senegal where it will continue to drill a series of offshore oil and gas exploratory wells for Kosmos.
Speaking on the gas discovery, Kosmos Energy CEO, Andrew G. Inglis, said: “Marsouin-1 is our second major discovery of 2015, extending our 100 percent success rate in the outboard Cretaceous petroleum system offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
“Importantly, the well results have validated our charge model and given us growing confidence in our ability to predict the oil and gas potential of this emerging, large-scale petroleum system. We have a disciplined exploration and appraisal program planned to further unlock the basin,”