Kosmos and BP have named their key 2019 Mauritania drilling target ‘Orca’.

The intension is to firm up reserves to support the development of a second Mauritania 10mn t/y FLNG project based on the BirAllah discovery 60km north of Tortue.

The planned ‘Orca-1’ well will be 15km south of 2015 Marsouin-1 discovery well (since renamed BirAllah). Orca is seen as a distinct field.

“This prospect sits on the same structural ridge as the Tortue and Marsouin...