The company shut in production in March when the pipeline became blocked during routine pigging (OGJ Online, July 18, 2012). The field then was producing about 7,000 b/d of oil and 25 MMcfd of natural gas.
After cutting and replacing a 4.3-km section of the 12-in. pipeline, DNO brought two wells in the field back onstream at combined rates of 10,000 b/d of oil and 25 MMcfd of gas.
It has drilled a third well, which awaits completion and testing, and is drilling a fourth.
DNO holds a 50% interest in the block. LG International of South Korea holds the other 50%.