Front Puffin FPSO flows first oil from Aje offshore Nigeria

Offshore staff

LAGOS, NigeriaYinka Folawiyo Petroleum has produced first oil from the Aje field located in block OML 113 offshore Nigeria.

Aje is in the western part of Nigeria in the Dahomey basin, 24 km (15 mi) from the coast and in water depths ranging from 100 to 1,000 m (328 to 3,280 ft). It is also the first field to be produced from the Frontier Benin Embayment area.

The field contains hydrocarbon resources in sandstone reservoirs at three main levels - a Turonian gas condensate reservoir, a Cenomanian oil reservoir, and an Albian gas condensate reservoir.

Production is through the Front Puffin FPSO, which formerly served a field offshore Western Australia, and which now has capacity to produce 40,000 b/d of oil and to store up to 750,000 bbl.

Other partners in the project are New Age Exploration Nigeria Ltd., EER (Colobus) Nigeria Ltd., Pan Petroleum (Panoro Energy) Aje Ltd., and PR Oil & Gas Nigeria Ltd. 


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