Ophir Energy has completed drilling the Kora-1 exploration well, which is located off the coast of Senegal / Guinea-Bissau, but could not confirm the presence of hydrocarbons.

The well was drilled using the Maersk Deliverer drillship in water depths of 2,600m and reached 4,447m targeting a salt-cored, dip-closed anticline.

Ophir is now conducting fine wireline logging, after which the well will be plugged and abandoned as an unsuccessful exploration well.