Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) has discovered crude oil in Ogbele-9 appraisal well onshore eastern Niger Delta in Nigeria
According to NDPR, the results of Ogbele-9 arrived just months after the company found 117.95 metres of net gas sand in Ogbele-8 appraisal well.
Ogbele-9 is expected to be completed and put into production but technical challenges have impeded progress at work, revealed the Nigerian company.
Layi Fatona, managing director of NDPR, said, “Although the field, which commenced production of crude oil in 2005, also provides 736,238 cu/m of gas to the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas system in Bonny, Ogbele has not been considered primarily a gas field.”
Samson Ojehonmo, an energy analyst, added that the recent oil discoveries has made the Ogbele field emerge bigger than initially defined in 2005.