Midwestern Oil and Gas and its partners Mart Resources and Suntrust plan to commission a 25,000BOPD Flowstation on the Umusadege Field by November 2012. The marginal oil field, located in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 56 in western Niger Delta, produces 13,000BOPD with an early production facility.
The partners put the field in production in 2008, and it has delivered much more volume of oil on average, than any of the marginal fields awarded in the marginal field sale exercise executed in 2004. Since the first oil, however, Umusadege has been produced largely out of either rented or inadequate facility. “We started by renting an early production facility”, says Adams Okoene, Managing Director of Midwestern Oil and Gas, “then moved a step by acquiring our own early production facility”. By early 2011, the partners had added a 30,000 storage facility, to further reduce the reliance on rented facility. “We keep adding more permanent facility”, Wade Cherwayko, CEO of Mart Resources, said in an interview with this magazine in April2011. The size of the flowstation is an indication of the partners’ ambition. “We know we can produce a lot more than the current volume”, Okoene says.