Eland Oil & Gas provides operational update regarding Nigeria's Opuama field


ABERDEEN -- Eland Oil & Gas PLC, an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, has announced that its joint-venture subsidiary Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd (Elcrest), has successfully handed over the Opuama-7 well to the Opuama field production team and the well is currently flow testing into the production facilities and on to export.

Under the regulatory guidelines the Opuama production team are conducting a Maximum Efficient Test (MER Test) incrementally testing the well at increasing choke sizes. The most recent test on a 40/64-in. choke, produced 6,700 bopd on an extrapolated basis. The Opuama production team will continue the MER test up to a 48/64-in. choke, following which the Company will update the market further when full testing is complete, and production is stabilized. However, following the recent results it is expected that stabilized initial production from Opuama-7 will exceed the previous guidance of gross 5,900 bopd.

Furthermore, following the successful completion of Opuama-7 side-track, the OES Teamwork Rig was mobilized to the Opuama-8 drill site and has since spudded the Opuama-8 infill well. Drilling is expected to be completed in December, with first oil from Opuama-8 of between 5,000 and 7,000 bopd (gross) expected before the end of the year.

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