Maurel & Prom Encounters Hydrocarbons at Gabon Field

Maurel & Prom confirmed the success of the OMOC-N-301 delineation well, southeast of the Onal field onshore Gabon. Drilling has reached a depth of 1,041 m, encountering saturated hydrocarbon intervals in the Gres de base formation, with 44 m perforated.

During testing on a 32/64'' choke, a flow rate of 1,600 boepd of oil was recorded.

The oil samples collected show 33 degrees of oil, with characteristics that are expected to be similar to those produced on the Omko, Omgw and Omoc-N fields and therefore have less paraffin base than oil produced on the Onal field, which has no evacuation problems experienced to date.

This well has demonstrated the presence of a new compartment in the Gres de base proving a Southeast extension of the Onal field, which will open up new possibilities.

A second well (OMOC-N-302) is going to be drilled as a deviation from the same platform over the next few weeks in order to determine the scale of this extension.