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Chinguetti-4-2 drilling time

  1. Just looked back at last year’s drilling reports on Chinguetti-1. That well took 38 days to reach TD, including a full 3 weeks spent on fixing problems with drilling equipment (blow out preventers). The time needed for actually drilling and running casing was only 17 days.

    Even allowing for some extra time if they case right down to reservoir, Chinguetti-4-2 ought to be in the target zone within 3 weeks. Not too long to hold your collective breath! I assume the 30-odd days referred to in the HDR announcement is conservative and also allows for the full logging / coring / testing programme that will be run if the well hits pay.

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