Erin Energy is set to lift its first oil from two Nigerian wells by the end of July.
The Houston-based company revealed the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 wells are producing into the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Armada Perdana, and has scheduled the first lifting from the FPSO for sale of at least 300,000 barrels of crude oil to occur mid-July, with a second lifting scheduled for end-July.
The current average production from the Oyo field is in excess of 14,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day and is 94% oil. The company is continuing further production optimization efforts on both the Oyo-7 and Oyo-8 wells.
Segun Omidele, senior vice president of exploration and production commented: “Since becoming operator in February 2014, we are pleased with the increase in current production from an average of 1,300 boe per day in 2014 to more than 14,000 boe per day today. Drilling these two deepwater wells as 100% owner and operator is a testament of our operational abilities and we are very proud of our team. The cash flow generated by these two wells will contribute to our ongoing exploration and development efforts offshore Nigeria.”
Erin also comfirmed that the necessary permits for 3D seismic acquisition have been issued by the Gambian government and expects to commence the acquisition this month. It will acquire approximately 1,500 square kilometres of 3D data over blocks A2 and A5.
Erin Energy’s A2 block is on trend with the recent offshore Senegal oil discoveries, and the company is in continued discussions with potential farm-in partners on the blocks.