Africa Oil Corp. has supplied the next replace on its operations in Kenya.
Exploration and appraisal (Blocks 10BB and 13T)
The 2017 exploration and appraisal drilling marketing campaign concluded following the drilling of the Amosing-7 appraisal properly. The PR Marriott Rig-46 has been demobilized. Two discoveries have been made in the course of the marketing campaign.
In January 2017, the Erut-1 properly resulted in a discovery, proving that oil has migrated to the northern restrict of the South Lokichar basin. The second discovery was made throughout May 2017, at Emekuya-1, encountering important oil sands, demonstrating oil cost throughout an in depth a part of the Greater Etom construction and additional de-risking the northern space of the basin.
The Etiir-1 exploration properly, which focused a big, shallow, structural closure instantly to the west of the Greater Etom construction, spudded in late June and was unsuccessful with no materials reservoir growth or reveals encountered. Although dry, drilling outcomes shall be utilized in defining the westerly extent of the Greater Etom Structure. The Etiir-1 properly has been plugged and deserted.
The Ekales-Three properly was drilled to a complete measured depth of two,721 m. The properly focused an undrilled fault block adjoining to Ekales subject. While reservoir and oil reveals have been encountered, and oil sampled, the properly was deemed non-commercial.
Multiple appraisal wells have been drilled within the Ngamia, Amosing and Etom fields throughout 2017: Ngamia-10 (65 m of internet oil pay), Amosing-6 (35 m of internet oil and gasoline pay), Amosing 7 (25 m of internet oil and gasoline pay) and Etom-Three (25 m of internet oil and gasoline pay)). An in depth wireline analysis program, together with sampling has been undertaken on all appraisal wells. The Ngamia-10, Amosing-6 and seven and Etom-Three wells have all improved the definition of the boundaries of their respective fields. However, the presence of rift edge facies has restricted their internet pay. These drilling outcomes shall be integrated into the geological fashions that shall be utilized for potential fields growth plans.
The Auwerwer and Lokone reservoirs within the Etom-2 properly have been examined using synthetic elevate and flowed at 752 bopd and 580 bopd respectively which was decrease than anticipated. As a outcome, the Joint Venture Partners will undertake additional technical work to evaluate how consultant the checks might have been and establish potential choices to extend circulation charges from the Etom subject.
Activity will now transfer to give attention to accumulating dynamic subject information by prolonged manufacturing and water injection testing. The Ngamia-11 appraisal properly (143 m of internet oil pay) has been accomplished and shall be utilized in a waterflood pilot check deliberate for the primary half of 2018. The waterflood pilot will embody the beforehand drilled Ngamia Three, 6 and eight wells. This pilot is designed to ship a long-term evaluation of the speed of enhanced oil restoration which may be anticipated because of water injection. The waterflood pilot follows up the profitable water injection testing program which was accomplished in the course of the first half of 2017 on Ngamia and Amosing fields. Additionally, the partnership goals to provoke prolonged properly testing on wells within the Amosing and Ngamia fields, commencing in first-quarter 2018. Produced oil from testing shall be saved and is deliberate to be transported as a part of the Early Oil Production Scheme (EOPS). This scheme will initially entail the evacuation of saved crude oil to Mombasa by street, and first manufacturing from EOPS is now anticipated to start within the first half of 2018, topic to receiving the required consents and approvals.
Africa Oil Corp. has a 25% working curiosity in Blocks 10BB and 13T with Tullow Oil plc (50% and Operator) and Maersk Olie og Gas A/S (25%) holding the remaining pursuits.
Field growth (Blocks 10BB and 13T)
In addition to the drilling and operational actions to assist the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the Kenya Full Field Development, engineering research and contracting actions are beneath manner in preparation for the beginning of the Front End…