BP announces major gas find offshore SenegalStaff Writer | May 9, 2017
BP along with joint venture partner Kosmos Energy announced today a major gas discovery offshore Senegal.
Oil exploration The Yakaar-1 exploration well
Bernard Looney, BP Upsteam chief executive officer, commented “Yakaar-1 follows the earlier exploration success that led to the Tortue discovery and further confirms our belief that offshore Senegal and Mauritania is a world-class hydrocarbon basin.
“This discovery marks an important further step in building BP’s new business in Mauritania and Senegal. We look forward to results from the additional exploration wells planned for 2017.”
The Yakaar discovery, coupled with the Teranga discovery, creates the foundation for a further LNG hub in the basin.
BP and Kosmos will be drill stem testing the Tortue discovery in mid-2017 and will now drill 3 additional exploration wells over the next 12 months offshore of Senegal and Mauritania. ■