Eni, an Italian oil company, has said that it has found huge gas deposits onshore Niger Delta.
It said, on Tuesday, through Nigerian Agip Oil Company, its affiliate, that it discovered the gas and condensate in the deeper sequences of the Obiafu-Obrikom fields in Oil Mining Lease 61.
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It said in a statement that the find is about one trillion cubic feet of gas and about 60 million barrels of associated condensate in the deep drilled sequences. It added that the Obiafu-41 deep well had reached a total depth of 4.374 m, encountering an important gas and condensate accumulation within the deltaic sequence of Oligocene age comprising more than 130m of high-quality hydrocarbon-bearing sands.
It said, “The well can deliver in excess of 100 million standard cubic feet/day of gas and 3,000 barrels/day of associated condensates, and will be immediately put on-stream to increase NAOC’s gas production.
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“The discovery is part of a drilling campaign planned by NAOC JV and aimed at exploring near-field and deep pool opportunities as immediate time to market opportunities.”
Eni has been in Nigeria since 1962 and operates on a total of 30,049 square kilometres in the onshore and offshore areas of Niger Delta.