Dove Energy announced that exploration well BAR-1 spudded at 13:00 hours on 18th August 2011, using the CTF-6 drilling rig. As of 23rd August, the drilling of 17 ½ inch hole section has commenced at a depth of 185m below the rotary table.
The objective of BAR-1 will be to test whether or not commercial gas flows can be achieved from reservoirs within the Mansour Anticline, using modern drilling and completion technology.
The El Fahs Exploration Permit is located to the west of Tunis and has an area of 3116 km2. The operation of the permit is handled by Larsen Oil & Gas FZCO. Dove Energy's working equity in this permit is 22.5%.