Noble finds oil at Aseng 6P well, offshore Equatorial Guinea
Noble Energy has made an oil discovery at the Aseng 6P well in the Block I, offshore Equatorial Guinea, the country’s oil ministry has informed.
According to the statement released on Tuesday evening, the well was drilled to a total depth of 4,417 meters and is expected to produce first oil in October 2019.
“The Aseng 6P well was drilled to a total depth of 4,417 meters. Noble is currently in the process of completing the 400-meter horizontal section of the well and, using existing Aseng field infrastructure, is expected to produce oil from October 2019,” the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons said.
The Aseng field consists of five subsea wells connected to an FPSO vessel. Noble Energy is the operator with a 40 percent interest, with partners being Atlas Petroleum (29 percent), Glencore Exploration (25 percent) and Gunvor (6 percent).
“We are excited to announce this discovery which could not have come at a more opportune time. We have been dedicated to developing our resources to build a better economy and create opportunities for our people and, it seems we are gaining momentum,” said Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima.
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