Anglo African Oil & Gas plc, an independent oil and gas developer, is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer, James Berwick, hosted a ceremony on Saturday 11 August at the Company’s Tilapia licence in the Republic of Congo ahead of the planned spud of the potentially transformational TLP-103 well.
Over 300 guests attended the ceremony, including the Director to the Minister of Hydrocarbons, the Director General of Hydrocarbons (‘DGH’), dignitaries from all government offices including the Director General of the Environment, representatives from AAOG’s partner Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo, as well as local village elders and members of the Company’s operational team on the ground.
The ceremony follows the timely completion of the set-up of the SMP-102 rig which has been contracted to drill the TLP-103 well. Pre-drill rig inspections are underway by both an international rig inspection company contracted by AAOG and drilling contractor SMP Drilling. Drilling operations remain on schedule to commence on the 15 August 2018 and are expected to take 64 days to complete.
James Berwick, Chief Executive Officer, commented “It has been a pleasure to welcome guests from the government, our partners and local dignitaries to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our team during these past months. It has been an incredible show of strength from all involved which has culminated in setting a spud date for the TLP-103 well earlier than originally anticipated. I look forward to validating the hard work that has gone towards getting to this point and updating the market on spud.
“Looking ahead, I am encouraged by the relationships that we have built with local parties and was particularly pleased to see the Director to the Minister of Hydrocarbons and the DGH in attendance. Their presence was an extremely positive indicator of local attitudes towards our operations.”