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Erin spuds Oyo Northwest

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 06 December 2017 16:44

Erin Energy has spud the Oyo Northwest (NW) well offshore Nigeria, the company announced today 6 December.

Oyo-NW is a high-impact exploration well being drilled with the Pacific Bora, a sixth-generation drilling rig at offshore Nigeria block 120. The well is expected to take approximately 60 days to drill and log.

The Oyo-NW is one of Erin Energy’s multiple drill-ready Miocene prospects and will target mean resources of 1.1 billion bbl. The company’s offshore blocks 120 and 121 are near many of the region’s 'super-fields' in the prolific-producing Niger Delta, Erin says. Miocene and Pliocene sandstone reservoirs are proven across the blocks and within the region, providing the reservoir with numerous large-fields and discoveries. Detailed mapping of Erin Energy’s prospect portfolio is based on interpretation of modern 3D seismic data the company has acquired on the blocks.

Erin Energy also stated that upon a successful discovery, given the close proximity to its current floating production and offloading facilities on the producing Oyo Field, the company plans to eventually complete the well as a producer with production tieback to the Oyo field facilities.

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