Block CI-11 Lion and Panthere
The shallow water Lion and Panthere fields are on Block CI-11. Production began in 1995 with Lion producing oil and Panthere producing gas. Rich gas is supplied to the the Lion LPG plant. After gasoline and butane are stripped out, dry gas is sent to the Ciprel and Azito power stations, and the SIR refinery complex, all of which are located in Abidjan. The previous operator, Afren, sold its interest in CI-11 and the Lion gas plant to state oil company Petroci in August 2013. The acquisition marked Petroci's first operated upstream asset and also its first operated production. The fields on CI-11 are very mature with limited remaining upside but we expect a workover programme and limited infill drilling to prolong production as long as possible.