Ebok-5 well hits pay offshore Nigeria

The Ebok-5 well, offshore Nigeria, has struck four oil-bearing reservoirs ranging in measured depth from 2,341 ft to 3,090 ft (714 m to 942 m), according to Afren and Oriental Energy Resources.

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LONDON -- The Ebok-5 well, offshore Nigeria, has struck four oil-bearing reservoirs ranging in measured depth from 2,341 ft to 3,090 ft (714 m to 942 m), according to Afren and Oriental Energy Resources.

The jackup Transocean Adriatic IX drilled the well to a total depth of 3,743 ft (1,141 m). The well encountered a 266-ft (81-m) gross oil column in the D1 and LD-1E reservoir sands and a further 54 ft (16 m) of gross oil pay in the D2 and LD1F reservoirs.

The company is currently analyzing logging and sampling on the D1, LD1E, D2, and LD1F sands.

“The Ebok-5 well results have exceeded pre-drill estimates, and provide an important additional calibration point for the amplitude model, which will assist in further appraisal and de-risking of the remaining upside potential in the Ebok-Okwok complex,” says Osman Shahenshah, chief executive of Afren.

11/17/2009

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