(Business in Cameroon) - The British oil and gas company Bowleven announced, on 22 April 2016 through a communiqué, having obtained from the Cameroonian government a one-year extension of its exploration licence on the Bomono permit, which covers two blocks of 2,328 km in the Douala basin, in onshore Cameroon.
This temporary extension of Bowleven’s licence on Bomono, we officially learned, will help safeguard the interests of the British firm on the area in question, while awaiting the response of the CAmeroonian government to the gas operation request made by Bowleven in November 2015.
The approval request to operate on Bomono was submitted to the Cameroonian authorities before the formal expiry of the mining licence on 12 December 2015. An expiry date which itself comes after a first extension of one year granted by the Cameroonian authorities in December 2014.
As a reminder, on its Bomono licence, Bowleven drilled two wells in 2015. On 8 January 2016, this British firm announced having completed the extended flow tests on these wells christened Moambe and Zingana. “The results to date continue to support the plans for an initial offer in the range of 5 to 6 mmscfd of gas for the production of electricity through a development plan outlined with Actis and Eneo in Cameroon (concessionary company in charge of the electricity service)”, Bowleven has reiterated.
Brice R. Mbodiam