Maurel et Prom flowed 3,000 BOPD on 140/64” choke tests in OMGW-1, a newfield wildcat in Gabon. The well head pressure during the test was 550 psi, With a slightly lower choke size of 32/64”, the well flowed l,500BOPD. OMGW-1, located in the Omoueyi exploration permit, was drilled to a depth of 1,765 meters where it encountered the “Grès de base” play and saturated hydrocarbon reservoirs wire perforated.
Maurel et Prom said that the encountered reservoirs showed excellent permeability and porosity characteristics. The company is conducting an additional seismic survey which will be used to build a development scenario. A request for Exclusive Development Authorization will he submitted to the authorities in H1 2010. Prior to the request the company will ask for a three-month production test.