CAMAC Energy Inc. announce the preliminary results of a successful Oyo field development well offshore Nigeria in OML 120. The Oyo-8 well commenced drilling operations on June 15, 2014 and has both a vertical and a horizontal section. The vertical section was designed to test for additional hydrocarbons in the previously undrilled Eastern fault block of the Oyo field.
CAMAC Energy says that Oyo-8 was drilled to a total depth (TD) of 6,059 feet, and successfully encountered four new oil and gas reservoirs with total gross hydrocarbon thickness of 112 feet based on results from the logging-while-drilling (LWD) data, reservoir pressure measurement, and reservoir fluid sampling. The well will now be completed horizontally as a producing well in the Pliocene formation of the Central Oyo field. Oyo-7, which was successfully drilled in October 2013, will also be completed horizontally in the Pliocene formation of the Central Oyo field.