Sahara in onshore oil find

Nigerian player Sahara Group has made a fresh domestic oil discovery, doubling its certified reserves at an onshore field in the process.

The independent’s upstream offshoot Enageed Resources struck 33.5 metres of net pay at the Oluegi-1 wildcat on the Oki-Ozienghe South field in Edo state, hitting even more pay in each of two appraisal wells.

The exploration well was drilled to 4538 metres and intersected five hydrocarbon zones.

One appraisal well, Oki-Ozienghe 4, unearthed 64.3 metres of net pay from 13 reservoirs with the other, Oki-Ozienghe-5, striking 90.8 metres of net pair from 19 reservoirs, 15 of which were oil bearing.

The company tested oil at 5600 barrels per day and has double the proven and probable reserves at the field.

Sahara intends to tie the wells into existing facilities at the Ozienghe South flow station. It will then hook up with state player National Petroleum Development Corporation’s pipelines at Oredo and Ogharefe, ultimately entering the giant Forcados trunkline.

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