Oyo field begins production offshore Nigeria

Production has begun from the Oyo field, offshore Nigeria, according to Allied Energy and Eni affiliate Nigerian Agip Exploration.

Offshore staff

MILAN -- Production has begun from the Oyo field, offshore Nigeria, according to Allied Energy and Eni affiliate Nigerian Agip Exploration.

The field will initially produce 25,000 b/d of oil from two subsea wells connected to the FPSO Armada Perdana.

The FPSO has a treatment capacity of 40,000 b/d of liquids, with gas treatment and re-injection facilities, and is capable of storing up to 1 MMbbl of crude oil. The associated gas will be re-injected into the Oyo field reservoir by a third well, to prevent flaring and to maximize oil recovery, the companies say.

The Oyo project has achieved first oil production less than two years from sanctioning. Allied Energy and Eni hold 57.5% and 40% interests respectively, while Camac holds the remaining 2.5%.

12/15/2009

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