French supermajor TOTAL has flowed 6,000 barrels per day 40° API oil, in turbiditic reservoirs, in the wildcat Etisong 1, located in the southeastern corner of Oil Mining License (OML) 102, offshore southeastern Nigeria.
“The well constitutes the first step of an exploration and appraisal programme from 2009 to 2010 designed to demonstrate the feasibility of a new development pole on OML102”, according to a company release. That new development pole will combine the Etisong main discovery and the surrounding structures.
OML 102 is run by the joint venture between Nigeria’s state hydrocarbon company Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), which holds 60% and TOTAL, which operates the JV with 40%. “The Etisong main discovery when confirmed by further appraisal results should contribute toward helping to meet the Government’s objective of renewing national reserves”. Etisongi\ is located in a water depth of 70 metres, in the area within about 15 kilometers from the Ofon Field.
The Etisong-1 well was drilled by the Trident VIII jackup to a total depth of 2,207 metres.