Foxtrot International has completed a four-year, $850m field development programme in Block CI-27 in the Ivory Coast's offshore area, West Africa.
As part of the programme, the new Marlin and Manta gasfields have been brought on-stream after installing a four-legged, manned platform and related processing and pipeline facilities. One exploration and seven production wells were also drilled.
Last month, gas production from Block CI-27 increased to an average of 170 million cubic feet a day. Oil and condensates production from the block averaged 3,000bpd.
In contrast, gas production from the block averaged 145 million cubic a day in 2015, while liquid production was 1,140bpd on average.
The new platform was installed at water depths of 110m th and doubles the block’s gas and liquids handling capacity in addition to increasing the reliability of gas deliveries to the Ivorian electrical sector.
Capital expenditures on Block CI-27 since 2010 have topped $1bn, which included drilling of one exploration and two production wells between 2010 and 2012.
Through Mondoil, RAK Petroleum holds a one-third ownership of Foxtrot, which operates the block with a 24% direct stake.
Other partners are Petroci (40%), Seci (24%) and Enerci (12%).
Foxtrot also has a 27.27% interest in Enerci, bringing Mondoil’s overall stake in Block CI-27 to 9.1%.
The company identified various additions to the gas reserves and contingent resources on the block across the four producing fields.