Chariot company announced that it has signed a contract with Stena Drilling company to use its Stena Don drilling rig for the planned Anchois gas appraisal well within the Lixus license offshore Morocco, a press release published by Chariot reported.

The company explained that this appraisal drilling aims to explore the development of the discovered sands by confirming the gas resource volumes, reservoir quality and well productivity, provide a future production well for the development of the field. It also probably will deepen the well into additional low-risk prospective sands with the aim of establishing a larger resource base for longer term growth.

According to the statement, drilling operation is expected to start in December 2021 and will take up to about 40 days.

In this regard, Adonis Pouroulis, Acting CEO of Chariot, commented “The signing of this contract is an important moment in our planned drilling campaign for the Lixus Licence, offshore Morocco. We anticipate drilling commencing in December, with the well expected to take up to 40 days to drill. As a team, we have been keenly focused on delivering the drilling campaign that we recently raised money for, and we are pleased that this contract award brings us a step closer to achieving this. We look forward to keeping our stakeholders appraised we get closer to the spud date.”