Erin Energy Corporation has commenced production from the Oyo-7 well located in OML 120 offshore Nigeria. Erin Energy is the operator of the Oyo field and has a 100% interest in the block.
Oyo-7 was drilled to a total depth of approximately 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) and was successfully completed horizontally in the Pliocene formation. The well is located in approximately 1,000 feet (300 meters) of water and is producing into the Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, Armada Perdana. Oyo-7 is expected to produce approximately 7,000 barrels of oil per day following optimization of choke size.
Segun Omidele, Senior Vice-President of Exploration and Production commented: 'We are pleased that the well is performing in-line with our expectations and we will be working over the next few days to optimize the flow rate. Bringing this well on production will double our current production rate out of the Oyo field and is a significant step in the continued growth of our company.'