Trident Energy has spudded the first of three wells in its 2021-2022 drilling programme in Block G in the Rio Muni Basin, offshore Equatorial Guinea.
The jack up rig Sapphire Driller, owned by Vantage Driller, commenced drilling operations of the first part of the Elon-C well last Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
If completed as prognosed, Elon-A, Elon-C and Elon-D are expected to offset declining hydrocarbon production in the nearby Ceiba and Okume fields.
In addition to the perforation of the three wells, a tripod structure will be permanently installed in the Elon-C well to support the production equipment and flow lines that lead the flow production fluids to the Okume platform.
The locations of Elon-A, Elon-C and Elon-D , were decided on the basis of the interpretation of the four dimensional (4D) seismic data, acquired by in the first quarter of 2020.