Cairn Energy said that oil and gas samples taken during logging and testing of the company-operated SNE-5 appraisal well offshore Senegal indicate the presence of oil of similar quality to that in previous area wells. Drillstem test (DST) 1a flowed from a 59-ft interval at a maximum rate of 4,500 B/D of oil. In DST 1b, a 27-ft zone was added and the well flowed at a maximum rate of 4,200 B/D. The drillship used on the well has been moved nearby for further exploration and appraisal drilling. Cairn has a 40% working interest in the SNE-5 well with other interests held by ConocoPhillips (35%), FAR (15%), and Petrosen (10%).
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