Perenco Congo has announced the commissioning of four wells having obtained a new 20-year operating permit for Boatou 

Between March May four new wells brought into productionBetween March and May four new wells were successfully brought into production. (Image Source: Adobe Stock)

Boatou, initially discovered by Elf Congo in 1984, has remained undeveloped until now. 40 years later, Perenco Congo and its partners, SNPC, AOGC and PetroCongo, have committed to assessing and developing this untapped resource.

Between March and May four new wells were successfully brought into production, adding a further 4500 bopd.

Located 55 km off the coast of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo, and 7 km from the neighbouring infrastructure at Likouala, the acreage could only be developed by installing a dedicated platform. This ambitious project saw more than 200 people mobilised and involved four of Perenco's core business departments: geoscience, projects, drilling and production.

With Boatou, Perenco Congo is once again highlighting its know-how in taking over, adapting, renovating and sustainably redeveloping existing acreage.

Commenting on this success, Stéphane Barc, general manager, Perenco Congo, said, “These four wells, which were put into production 40 years after discovery, clearly demonstrate the capacity and know-how of the Perenco Congo team. Finding tailor-made solutions for marginal fields, delivering them quickly, efficiently, and safely, points to a very promising future in the Republic of Congo.”

Partners on the Boatou permit: Perenco Congo (operator 75%), SNPC 15%, AOGC 5% and PetroCongo 5%.

Last year, Perenco Congo had confirmed oil discovery in Tchibeli North East pre-salt Vandji (

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