Anglo African Oil & Gas said that well re-entry operations had now commenced at the Tilapia site in Pointe Noire in preparation for drilling the TLP-103C side track.
Engineers on site had commenced work to stabilise the well prior to re-entry and the company had also contracted Wire-Group to supply and install an isolation plug which was required to ensure the company had the necessary barriers in the well to enable re-entry.
The installation of the isolation plug, a rig-less operation, which provided the most cost-effective solution, utilising wireline services from Wire-Group, the company said.
The company also said it had continued discussions with the operators of two potential rigs, both currently situated in the Republic of the Congo, with a view to securing a drilling slot during November.
At 10:08am: (LON:AAOG) Anglo African Oil Gas Plc Ord 5p share price was +0.43p at 4.05p