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    Eni Makes Big Find in Nigeria


The gas and condensate find will be brought into production immediately.

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Eni Makes Big Find in Nigeria

Italian Eni, through its affiliate NAOC (Eni 20%, operator, Nigerian National Petroleum Corp 60% and Oando 20%) has made a significant gas and condensate find in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta, it said August 27.

The Obiafu-41 Deep well reached a total depth of 4,374 metres and found more than 130 metres of high-quality gas and condensate-bearing sands. The find amounts to about 1 trillion ft³ of gas and 60mn barrels of associated condensate in the deep drilled sequences. The discovery has further potential that will be assessed with the next appraisal campaign, it said.

The well can produce over 100mn ft³/day of gas and 3,000 b/d of associated condensates, and will be immediately put on-stream to increase NAOC’s gas production, Eni said.

The discovery is part of a drilling campaign planned by NAOC and aimed at exploring near-field and deep pool opportunities as immediate time to market opportunities.