25 August 2011, Sweetcrude, Houston – The Jasper Explorer drillship has departed Singapore enroute to Guinea, West Africa, where it is expected to spud a deepwater exploratory well in October.
Houston, UnitedStates-based Hyperdynamics Corporation will drill Sabu-1 to 3,600 metres in 700 metres of water. The well targets a four-way anticline prospect in Upper Cretaceous sands.
The company has contracted for a majority of the equipment and services needed for the first two wells.
Hyperdynamics is project operator with 77% participating interest. Dana Petroleum, a subsidiary of Korea National Oil Company, has 23%.