Exxoil was preparing to spud Bou Argoub-1 (BAB-1) in the SouthWest Belli area of the Grombalia Permit in Tunisia, as of the time of our going to press in mid August 2012. The prospect is near the Belli, El Manzah and Beni Khaled fields. Exxoil’s programme says ” the drilling of this well will commenceearly in the second half of 2012″.
The BAB-1 well will have an expected TD of 4,429 feet (1,350 meters) and is targeting a fault-bounded structural culmination crossing two vertically stacked fractured carbonate reservoirs, the Eocene Bou Dabbous Formation
and the Late Cretaceous Abiod Formation. These are the main oil-producing formations in the north eastern part of Tunisia.
The Grombalia Permit covers an area of 1,078 square miles (2,792 square kilometers). The partners include Exxoil Tunisie Ltd (65% working interest and operator) and Circle (35%working interest).