ExxonMobil starts oil production at Erha North Phase 2 project

HOUSTON – ExxonMobil Corp.’s subsidiary, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, started oil production ahead of schedule at the Erha North Phase 2 project, offshore Nigeria.

The Erha North Phase 2 project is a deepwater subsea development located 60 mi (97 km) offshore Nigeria in 3,300 ft (1,006 m) of water and four mi (six km) north of the Erha field, which has been producing since 2006. The Erha North Phase 2 project includes seven wells from three drill centers tied back to the existing Erha North FPSO, reducing additional infrastructure requirements.

The project is estimated to develop an additional 165 MMbbl from the currently producing Erha North field. Peak production from the expansion is currently estimated at 65,000 b/d and will increase total Erha North field production to approximately 90,000 b/d.

Operator Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited holds a 56.25% interest in Erha North Phase 2, while Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company holds the remaining 43.75% share.


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