Texas-based Noble Energy announced that the Cheetah exploration well in the Tilapia license offshore Cameroon reached the targeted Cretaceous interval and is being plugged and abandoned, the company informed

Noble Energy operated the Cheetah well with a 47% participating interest.

The well encountered both crude oil and natural gas shows in multiple non-commercial reservoir sands. “Results from the well are being integrated into the Company’s geologic modeling for the remaining prospectivity in the Tilapia license”, Noble Energy added. 

The rig, which drilled the Cheetah well to a total depth of approximately 13,320 feet, will be released at the completion of well operations.