FAR Limited has announced that the Senegal joint venture partners will drill the FAN South-1 exploration well, the first pure exploration well to be drilled offshore Senegal since the FAN-1 and SNE-1 discovery wells in 2014, SPE News Australia reported.

According to Petroleum Africa, FAN South-1 will be the next well to be drilled in the current Senegal drilling campaign and will be drilled into the South Fan prospect. The well will evaluate the upside potential for improved reservoir presence and quality in the basin.

FAR predicts that the FAN South prospects will hold 134m barrels of recoverable oil on the best estimate basis, with an 18% chance of success.

The South Fan prospect includes several stacked reservoir targets. The well will be drilled to an estimated total depth of 5,317m in a water depth of 2,139m.

FAN South-1 will be drilled once the SNE-6 appraisal well is finalized, which has now reached Total Depth and operations.

FAR’s Managing Director, Cath Norman, stated, “It is great to be back drilling a pure exploration target offshore Senegal, and the first well in the basin play since our original FAN-1 discovery. We are drilling in a part of the basin where we expect to encounter improved reservoir presence and quality and gain valuable information in understanding the substantial potential of the large deep water basin area.”