Aje oil field moves closer to start-up offshore Nigeria

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Jacka Resources says the semisubmersible Saipem Scarabeo 3 has completed the Aje-5 production well in the OML 113 license offshore Nigeria, with the reservoir perforated in the upper and lower Cenomanian oil-bearing zones.

The subsea tree has been installed and the well suspended, ready for connection to the oil production facilities. The rig has since relocated to re-enter the existing Aje-4 well for completion as a second Cenomanian producer.

All main equipment for the Aje oil field development has now been delivered to Lagos, including the FPSO moorings and turret buoy, production manifold, umbilical termination assembly, umbilicals, and flowlines.

Refurbishment of the FPSO Front Puffin continues. The vessel will likely sail from Singapore around six weeks prior to its targeted installation date.

Jacka expects first oil in early 2016.



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