Africa-focused firm Victoria Oil and Gas said that drilling has started on two development gas wells in Cameroon. The wells will cost $40m and the drilling campaign will be wrapped up in the second quarter of 2017, Energy Voice reported.

Savannah Oil Services Cameroon is drilling the La-107 and La-108 wells on the Logbaba formation in Douala using its Komako 1 rig. The wells will be tied back to the nearby Logbaba processing plant. These are production wells, however, La-107 will also act as an exploration tail that is dependent on well conditions to be established during the drilling program, informed Oil Field Technology.

The new wells are required to meet the growing market demand for gas in Douala, to develop Logbaba reserves and to move some of the 2P (Proven plus Probable) reserves into the 1P (Proven) reserve category. La-107 will twin the La-104 well drilled in 1957. The La-108 well will be a step-out well that will be drilled into a target that is intended to prove up more of the Probable reserves.

The Komako 1 drilling rig is owned and operated by Savannah. It is a 1500 HP rig that is mounted on rails. This allows the rig to moved back and forth between the two wells as they are batch drilled. The rig has been assembled, tested, commissioned and has passed an independent third party inspection audit prior to spud.