Equatorial Guinea oil success for PA Resources

Equatorial Guinea, oil, success, PA Resources, Aseng, Equatorial Guinea, explorationFirst oil at Aseng increases PA Resources production ahead of schedule and under budget.First oil at Aseng increases PA Resources production ahead of schedule and under budget

 

Production of oil has commenced on the Aseng Field in Block I in Equatorial Guinea. The field will contribute approximately 3,000 bopd net to PA Resources. The Aseng project was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.

First oil flowed from the field into the Aseng floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel on November 6, 2011. The oil production rate has steadily ramped up as 4 subsea wells have been brought online. The field is now producing approximately 50,000 bopd gross and will contribute around 3,000 bopd to PA Resources on a working interest basis.

Bo Askvik, President and CEO at PA Resources said:


“The Aseng Field increases our production and gives a considerable additional cash flow. The field will contribute approximately SEK 500 Million after costs in the first year, which increases our financial flexibility. We are very pleased with this successful project which has been delivered ahead of schedule and under budget and we congratulate the operator on achieving this significant milestone.”

 

Production

First production was achieved less than 2½ years from sanction, some seven months ahead of schedule and approximately 13 per cent below budget. The first tanker of oil from the Aseng field is expected to be offloaded soon.

The Aseng infrastructure also provides a hub to which other developments may be tied back in the future, commencing with the ongoing Alen field development which is on schedule for first production in 2013.

PA Resources has 5.7 per cent participating interest in the Aseng Field, the operator Noble Energy 38 per cent, Atlas Petroleum 27.55 per cent, Glencore Exploration 23.75 per cent and GEPetrol 5 per cent.

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