The subsidiary of Gibraltar-registered conglomerate Fleurette Group is pushing plans for the first two wildcats on the acreage in and around Lake Albert, while it is also readying a 3D seismic campaign.

Fleurette was awarded blocks 1 and 2 in the prolific Albertine graben after earlier efforts by Tullow Oil to secure them failed.

First and second-phases seismic has been completed and interpreted, comprising 700 kilometres of marine data and 150 kilometres of onshore lines.

“The analysis indicates around 3 billion barrels of oil in place (stock tank original oil in place),” a statement from Oil of DRCongo read.