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ENI, Italian oil giant discovers vast gas reserves in Nigeria
ENI, an oil major firm based in Italy, said that it has made huge gas and condensate discovery in onshore Niger Delta.
Eni through its affiliate, Agip Nigeria Oil Company (NAOC) said it made the find in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta.
The Italian firm disclosed the finding in a statement released on its website, stating that the find amounts to about 1 trillion cubic feet of gas and 60 million barrels of associated condensate in the deep drilled sequences.
It also said the well can deliver in excess of 100 million standard cubic feet/day of gas and 3,000 barrels/day of associated condensates.
The statement read, “Eni, through its affiliate NAOC (Eni 20 per cent , operator, NNPC 60 per cent, Oando 20 per cent) has made a significant gas and condensate find in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields, in OML61, onshore Niger Delta.”
“The Obiafu-41 Deep well has reached a total depth of 4.374 m encountering an important gas and condensate accumulation within the deltaic sequence of Oligocene age comprising more than 130m of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sands.”
“The find amounts to about 1 trillion cubic feet of gas and 60 million barrels of associated condensate in the deep drilled sequences. The discovery has further potential that will be assessed with the next appraisal campaign.”
“The well can deliver in excess of 100 million standard cubic feet/day of gas and 3,000 barrels/day of associated condensates, and will be immediately put on-stream to increase NAOC’s gas production.”
“The discovery is part of a drilling campaign planned by NAOC JV and aimed at exploring near-field and deep pool opportunities as immediate time to market opportunities.”
“Eni has been present in Nigeria since 1962, with operated and non-operated production, development and exploration activities on a total of 30,049 square kilometers in the onshore and offshore areas of the Niger Delta. In 2018, Eni’s equity hydrocarbon production amounted to 100,000 boe/day.”