Continental Focus, International Reach

AAOG Updates Tilapia Well

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Anglo African Oil & Gas (AAOG) intersected the R1, R2, and R3 horizons on December 15 while drilling the TLP-103C well on the Republic of Congo’s (ROC) Tilapia License. Hydrocarbons were encountered in these horizons as prognosed and in line with the company’s geological model.The R1 was intersected at 1273.3 meters MD and formed of claystone and siltstone. The R2 was intersected at 1283 meters MD and was formed of sandstone and the R3 was intersected at 1303 meters MD and was formed of claystone, dolomite and siltstone.The company will continue drilling towards the next target horizon, the Mengo. Once the Mengo horizon has been drilled through, AAOG will complete a full suite of Schlumberger wireline logging to fully evaluate the properties of both targets.AAOG Executive Chairman, David Sefton, said “Encountering hydrocarbons at the first target is a major and long-awaited milestone for the company. The confirmation of the geological model and initial results from these targets also provide increased confidence as to the expected results from the next target horizon.“I would like in particular to thank our operational team who, under pressure to deliver results quickly, have worked tirelessly to repair and overhaul the SMP rig that has disappointed to date. In many cases they have stepped in to solve problems that should have been addressed by SMP’s personnel. The need to do this has led to slower progress than originally scheduled, but the team are determined to ensure not only that the well continues to be drilled but also that it should be done safely and without jeopardizing the integrity of the well or the target horizons.”