Oando Energy Resources Inc. has completed the 45,000bbls/d, 51km Umugini pipeline. The pipeline will provide an alternative evacuation route for crude oil produced from the Ebendo Field through the Trans Forcados export pipeline.
Following the successful drilling of Ebendo wells 5, 6, and 7 over the past 12 months, oil production capacity within OML 56 has grown to 7,140boepd gross for OER and Energia Limited the operator of the asset (3,052boepd net to OER).
However, export had been constrained at 3,093boepd (1,322boepd OER Share) via the Agip operated Kwale-Brass NAOC/JV infrastructure, in which OER currently has a 20% interest through the recent $1.5Bn acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigerian Oil & Gas Business. The completion and commencement of operations on the Umugini pipeline ensures that the Ebendo field can now produce at its full capacity.