Erin Energy Announces Production Start-Up at Oyo-7 Well Offshore Nigeria

Erin Energy announced Thursday that production has commenced from its Oyo-7 well, located in OML 120 offshore Nigeria.

The well was drilled to a total depth of approximately 8,000 feet and Erin expects Oyo-7 to produce around 7,000 barrels of oil per day, following optimization of choke size. Oyo-7 targeted the Pliocene formation, from which it is now producing, and successfully confirmed hydrocarbon in the well’s Miocene formation, which was previously undrilled on the block.

Segun Omidele, Senior Vice-President of Exploration and Production for Erin Energy, commented in a company statement:

"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."

Erin Energy is the operator of the Oyo field and has a 100% interest in the block. The company has a planned Miocene exploration program beginning in 4Q 2015, which is targeting recoverable P50 resources of nearly 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent.

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