Exxoil Tunisie has spudded the Bou Argoub-1 (BAB-1) exploration well in the South West Belli area of the Grombalia Permit, near the Belli, El Manzah, and Beni Khaled fields.
The BAB-1 well has an expected total depth of 1,350 metres 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.
Following completion of the BAB-1 well, the rig will move south to the Ras Marmour Permit in preparation to drill the Sedouikch commitment exploration well. This well has an expected total depth of 2,350metres and is targeting the Early Cretaceous Lower Meloussi sands, productive in the nearby Robanna and Mazrane Fields.
The Grombalia Permit covers an area of 2,792 square kilometres. The partners include Exxoil Tunisie Ltd (64% working interest and operator) and Circle (36% working interest).
The Ras Marmour Permit covers an area of 1,604 square kilometres. The partners include Exxoil Tunisie Ltd (77% working interest and operator) and Circle (23% working interest).