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Africa-Middle East. Total has concluded the drilling of its exploration well in the southern extension of Block OPL223 in the Gulf of Guinea offshore Nigeria. The Owowo South B-1 well was drilled earlier this year in a water depth of 2,198 ft. Data logs indicate that the oil-bearing reservoirs contain light oil. Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is the concessionaire, with Total Exploration & Production Nigeria serving as the operator of the block and of the exploration well with 82% interest. Nexen holds the remaining 18%.
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