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Chariot Envisages 105MMscf/d for a Start in Moroccan Project

UK listed junior Chariot has requested Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) commercial proposals after completing the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) on the key components of its Anchois gas development project, offshore Morocco.

The FEED, the company says, confirms the individual components of the initial development, which includes:

Three initial subsea producer wells, including the Anchois-2 well drilled by Chariot in 2022, with multi zone completions to enable gas recovery across multiple stacked sands;

  • Subsea infrastructure (SURF and SPS) capable of delivering produced hydrocarbons from the wells to the onshore facilities via a subsea flowline and controlling the wells via an umbilical, with future expansion capabilities to tie-back additional wells;
  • Onshore central processing facility (CPF) to process the hydrocarbons and to deliver treated gas and condensate to market, with an initial capacity of one hundred and five million standard cubic feet of gas er day (105MMscf/d); and
  • Onshore gas pipeline to deliver the gas to the anchor gas offtakers via the Maghreb Europe Gas Pipeline (GME), for which a tie-in agreement has already been signed.

The Anchois gas field is located within the Lixus Offshore licence area in which Chariot holds a 75% interest and operatorship, alongside ONHYM which holds a 25% interest.

The FEED was initiated in June 2022, in conjunction with the subsurface development studies, this work

Chariot says that other technical work has been progressing in parallel with the FEED, in the lead up to development sanction, including:

  • Environmental, Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), for which onshore and offshore environmental baseline surveys (EBS) have already been conducted;
  • Field Development Plan (“FDP”) is being finalised by the Lixus joint venture partnership to enable the award of the production concession;
  • Development drilling planning is ongoing which can further evaluate the potential of an additional 754 Bcf of 2U prospective gas resources for minimal additional cost. The targets identified have an independently assessed geological chance of success (“Pg”) ranging from 49-61%.
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