Drilling results from London-listed Chariot’s successful Anchois-2 well offshore Morocco have boosted the probability that a bevy of nearby exploration prospects the company has already mapped could hold trillions of cubic feet of gas.

Earlier this week, Chariot announced the appraisal-cum-exploration well on the Anchois gas discovery in the Lixus licence hit more than 100 metres of net pay in high quality reservoirs.

Speaking to Upstream after the well results were announced, Chariot’s acting chief executive Adonis Pouroulis said it “has unlocked the Lixus block’s exploration targets which, all of a sudden, have become much lower risk”.