Infill drilling progressing at Akpo, Egina fields offshore Ghana

Nov. 16, 2023
Africa Oil has issued an update on drilling activities in the OML 130 lease offshore Nigeria.

Offshore staff 

VANVOUVER, CanadaAfrica Oil has issued an update on drilling activities in the OML 130 lease offshore Nigeria, which its part-owned subsidiary Prime is participating in.

The latest drilling campaign started in February. To date, two water injectors and one production well have been drilled and completed on the deepwater Egina Field.

Infill drilling has offset production declines with the first quarterly increase in average daily production achieved since second-quarter 2021.

At present, the rig is drilling the first of three wells on the Akpo West Field, all of which will be tied into the Akpo FPSO. The full program covers up to nine wells on Egina and Akpo during 2023 and 2024, both operated by TotalEnergies.

In addition, the partners aim to acquire 4D monitor seismic surveys over both fields and the Agbami Field through early 2024, along with a baseline 4D seismic survey of the yet-to-be-developed Preowei oil field.

The surveys will support future drilling decisions over OML 127 and OML 130.

A maintenance shutdown for the Akpo Field, which originally had been planned for the current quarter, will take place during first-quarter 2024.

And following the 20-year renewal of the OML 130 license this May, FEED studies are due to be performed that could lead to FID on developing Preowei via a subsea tieback to the Egina FPSO to the south.

Earlier this summer, Africa Oil Corp. President and CEO Keith Hill informed the board of his intention to step down from his executive role, which became effective Sept. 5, after more than 14 years with the company.



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