By McJohn Adjoto, in Port Harcourt
Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) encountered 400feet of net hydrocarbon sands, most of it oil, in several intervals in Ogbele -9, an appraisal well. The primary objectives are reservoirs located in a previously undrilled fault block. These results are coming just months after the company found 387 feet Net Gas Sand (NGS) in seven reservoirs in Ogbele- 8 in proven and untested fault blocks.
Ogbele-9 is expected to be completed and put into production but technical challenges have impeded progress of work. The rig ACM 5 is on a two year contract and will be drilling Ogbele 10 and 11 on the same slot. NDPR currently produces about 3,500BOPD, (of which 1,000BOPD is converted into diesel at its topping plant) and 26 MMscf/d of gas exported to the Bonny LNG system.