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    Rig arrives for Chariot's Moroccan well

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Chariot hopes both wells can be used for production in the future.

by: Joseph Murphy

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Rig arrives for Chariot's Moroccan well

 London-listed Chariot reported on December 15 that the Stena Don drilling rig had arrived at the site of the Anchois gas discovery off Morocco to drill a well.

The rig, hired in September, will drill the Anchois-2 appraisal well and re-enter the previously drilled Anchois-1 discovery well, Chariot said. The work is expected to take 40 days to complete.

Chariot hopes both wells can be used for production in the future.

The Anchois discovery holds over 1 trillion ft3 of contingent and prospective gas resources with a methane concentration of 97%, located in high-quality reservoirs. Chariot has a 75% interest in the Lixus licence containing the find while ONHYM has 25%. 

Chariot in October signed a memorandum of understanding with "a leading international energy group" on gas offtake and a development partnership for Anchois.