Operations

We are fully committed to efficiency in our operations and we constantly evaluate our progress against established milestones, which we continuously drive to deliver on. 

As an organisation in the energy sector, we have progressed to a fully developed and well-rounded Exploration & Production (E&P) company, and we have some exciting updates on our progress as well as insights into our operations.

Background

FIRST E&P has a 40% working interest in OMLs 83 & 85, which are in the shallow waters of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. FIRST E&P operates the two blocks, on behalf of the NNPC/FIRST E&P Joint Venture (JV).

The Anyala field is located in OML 83. There are three main hydrocarbon compartments in the field (Anyala-West, Anyala-Central and Anyala-East), with oil and gas discoveries in multiple-stacked reservoirs.

OML-85 has four fields namely Madu, Songhai, Ato-North and Ato-South. Significant oil, gas and condensate resources have been confirmed across multiple-stacked reservoirs in the Madu field.

Phased development strategy

A phased development strategy has been adopted for the full field development, with Phases 1A consisting of seven development wells (with eight completions) in Anyala West. The JV has also drilled two appraisal wells in the same field.
In addition to facilitating the optimal placement of the horizontal development wells, these appraisal wells have proved upsides in hydrocarbon resources, and established new development opportunities in Anyala West. Development drilling has been concluded in the field from a Conductor-Supported Platform (CSP), one of the value-unlocking technologies deployed in the development campaign. The Conductor Supported Platform (CSP) is a novel technology that provides significant cost savings, improved delivery schedule and a smaller footprint compared to a traditional jacket wellhead platform.
In phase 1B of the asset development, the Madu field will be developed, which lies approximately 23km northwest of Anyala. Madu field has a simpler structure than Anyala and has oil and gas discoveries in multiple-stacked reservoirs. The Madu development includes the drilling of five oil development wells and a gas injector well, to eliminate routine gas flaring.

Production from both Anyala and Madu development wells will be processed through the FPSO Abigail- Joseph (Floating Production Storage and Offloading), a shared facility that is currently positioned at the Anyala field for the production of the OMLs 83 and 85 fields, with a processing capacity of 60,000 stb/day of oil, 25,000stb/day of water and 39MMscfd of gas.

As part of the gas monetisation plan for the assets, both associated gas from oil production and the non-associated gas developments from Anyala and Madu fields will be routed to a gas processing hub. The gas processing hub is planned to be located in the Anyala field and designed to feed an export line for the domestic gas market.

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