The well is being completed as a producer in the Vivian formation in the northern portion of the Bretaña structure.
The company has announced the successful completion of drilling operations of the extended reach well, EA-H3.
Wildcat well 36/1-3, about 15 km east of the 35/3-2 (Agat) gas discovery, was found to be dry and has now been permanently plugged and abandoned.
Eight months after its sister ship, Kaombo Norte, came on stream, Kaombo Sul will add 115 000 bpd and bring the overall production capacity to 230 000 bpd.
The aim of partnership is to enable GA Drilling to successfully deliver its first commercial application for Oil & Gas industry.
The company is aiming for a gross initial flow rate of 325 bpd at the well, which would generate a free cash flow of approximately US$3.6 million and payback well costs in less than six months (assuming a price of US$60/bbl Brent)
The project will mark the first time one of its high torque machines will be used on a drillship, the sixth generation ultra-deepwater capable ‘Tungsten Explorer’.