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VAALCO Energy Oil Discovery with Etame 9P Appraisal Wellbore

Gasoil News - Published on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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VAALCO Energy Inc announced that the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore, targeting the subcropping Dentale reservoir beneath the VAALCO-operated Etame field offshore Gabon, was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10,260 feet and encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands. Operations are underway to plug back to a shallower depth and drill the Etame 9H horizontal development well section in the Gamba reservior.

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Verifies the presence of a Dentale oil column first identified in the Etame 4V well drilled in 2001

Encountered approximately 35 feet of good-quality Dentale oil sands with 27% porosity and 3,000 mD of permeability

VAALCO estimates gross recoverable oil resources of 2.5 to 10.5 million barrels of oil present in subcropping Dentale reservoirs

Identified an oil column which was thicker than expected in the Gamba reservoir which may result in higher ultimate oil recovery from the planned Etame 9H and Etame 11H wells than previously expected

VAALCO did not encounter H2S in either the Gamba or Dentale reservoirs

Operations are underway to retrieve drill pipe and tools that became lodged in the wellbore after reaching total depth which will delay completion of the Etame 9H into December.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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