Rialto Energy in Côte d’Ivoire
Swiftdale will provide wellsite and operations geologists on Rialto Energy’s forthcoming drilling campaign in Côte d’Ivoire, commencing first quarter 2012. Rialto, under their subsidiary C&L Natural Resources plan to drill 3 exploration/appraisal wells within block CI-202, which covers an area of 675 km² located just 30km to the southeast of Abidjan, the primary commercial centre of Cote d’Ivoire. The block is considered highly prospective with multiple pre-existing un-appraised oil and gas discoveries. 13 wells have been drilled within the licence to date with over 20 production tests which have produced gas up to 37mmscf/day and oil over 2200 bopd. CI-202 is located 80km to the west of the giant Jubilee Field in Ghana which commenced producing oil during the last quarter of 2010.
Swiftdale will provide wellsite geologists to work offshore on the Transocean GSF Monitor jack-up rig, and will also provide Operations geologists working in Abidjan on a rotational basis.