Senegal's a gas

FAR Limited has continued its unbroken string of successful wells off the Senegal coastline with the BEL-1, but while the well confirmed the northern extent of the play-opening SNE field, the Bellatrix field has confirmed the viability of the shallow buried hill play, but with a small gas discovery instead of oil.

BEL-1 further confirms the opening of a major new global oil and gas province in offshore West Africa with FAR (15%), ConocoPhillips (35%), Petrosen (10%) and Cairn Energy (40%).