NIGERIA; Afren Claims Substantial Reserves Increase in Ebok

‘Volumes Jump From 25 Million (predrill) To 116 Million Barrels After The Wells

Afren has reported a total gross hydrocarbon column of 107 ft in the appraisal well Ebok- 6 in the prolific south east shallow offshore Niger Delta. The company didn’t exactly report the net pay, but says that “greater than expected hydrocarbon column has led to an upgrade in D2SL volumetrics post Ebok-6”.

The new finds in three appraisal wells have shot up estimated recoverable volumes to ll6Million Barrels according to Afren. The wells were not tested.  The updated value, however,” is based on reservoir modelling work currently underway”, the report contended.

“Completion of Ebok-6 appraisal well represents the successful conclusion of the pre-development Ebok appraisal phase (Ebok-4, Ebok-5 and Ebok-6 wells)”, an Afren release noted.

The latest well has significant input in the claimed upsurge in reserves. The company’s prognosis of estimated recoverable reserves in Ebok 6 was eight (8) million barrels (MMBbls) . By the time the well was completed and the results came in, the recoverable reserves in  Ebok-6 recoverable reserves had increased to 23MMBBO.

The First phase of Ebok field Development underway with five horizontal oil production wells in the D2 reservoir.



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