Tower Resources PLC (LON:TRP) is preparing to drill its Thali licence, offshore Cameroon.
Prospect has gross mean contingent resources of 18mln barrels (MMbbl) of oil across the proven Njonji-1 and Njonji-2 fault blocks with low/best/high estimates of 5/15/34 MMbbls respectively
Development contingency probability is 80% on the first phase and 70% on the second phase.
Company also has licence next door to huge recent find offshore South Africa
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Thali also has a mean figure of 111 MMbbls of oil identified across four prospects in the northern part of the Thali licence and 20 MMbbls of oil identified at the Njonji South and Njonji South-West fault blocks.
Using a 10% discount the value of the prospective resources is US$82mln.
Jeremy Asher, chairman and chief executive of Tower, said the group expected the NJOM-3 well to transform the 18mln barrels of Pmean contingent resources on the Njonji structure into reserves, which would be “transformative” for the project and Tower
The NJOM3 well will be drilled to a total depth of 1,100 metres intersecting at least three reservoir zones already identified.
In May, Tower reported further site preparation work will be required before the rig is moved to site with the spud date shifted to July as a consequence.
“This is still within the original date range contemplated by the rig contract, and well within the license extension period agreed last year.”
Elsewhere, Tower has a 50% stake in the Algoa-Gamtoos exploration area offshore South Africa that sits immediately adjacent to Total’s huge gas condensate discovery at Brulpadda.
Total encountered 57 metres of net pay in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs with an estimated one billion barrels at least of condensate.
Tower’s Algoa-Gamtoos contains an area of the same deepwater basin margin.
The group also has an 80% interest in three exploration areas (blocks 1910A, 1911 and 1912B) that cover a total of 23,297 square kilometres in the Walvis Basin and Dolphin Graben offshore Namibia.
An initial four year exploration period requires a minimum spend of $5mln on work.
It will include the acquisition and reprocessing of existing 2D seismic data and new seismic.
Finance and spudding of NJ0M3 well
Results from NJ0M3 well