Perenco Congo commissions four production wells on untapped Boatou permit

World Oil Staff June 05, 2023

(WO) — Perenco Congo announced the commissioning of four wells, having obtained a new 20-year operating permit for Boatou.  Boatou, initially discovered by Elf Congo in 1984, has remained undeveloped until now. 40 years later, Perenco Congo and its partners, SNPC, AOGC and PetroCongo, have committed to assessing and developing this untapped resource.

Between March and May, four new wells were successfully brought into production, adding a further 4500 bopd.

Located 55km off the coast of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo, and 7km from the neighboring infrastructure at Likouala, the acreage could only be developed by installing a dedicated platform. This ambitious project saw more than two hundred people mobilized and involved four of Perenco's core business departments: geoscience, projects, drilling and production.

With Boatou, Perenco Congo is once again highlighting its know-how and the ingenuity of its employees in taking over, adapting, renovating and sustainably redeveloping existing acreage.

Commenting on this success, Stéphane Barc, General Manager, Perenco Congo, said, “These four wells, which were put into production 40 years after discovery, clearly demonstrate the capacity and know-how of the Perenco Congo team. Finding tailor-made solutions for marginal fields, delivering them quickly, efficiently, and safely, points to a very promising future in the Republic of Congo”.

Partners on the Boatou permit include Perenco Congo (operator 75%), SNPC (15%), AOGC (5%) and PetroCongo (5%).

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