Mboundi field lifts Congo (Brazzaville)

Mboundi field in Congo (Brazza-ville) has quickly become one of West Africa's largest onshore oil discoveries in the last 20 years, and it also contains a large volume of gas. Click here to enlarge imageDiscovered in 2001, the field lies about 25 km inland from Pointe Indienne on Congo's Atlantic Coast (Fig. 1).Maurel & Prom, Paris, operates Mboundi with a 54% interest in the Kouilou Permit. Burren Energy PLC, London, has 35% interest, and Energy Africa Ltd., Cape Town, holds 11%.Burren Energy recently revealed that gross proved and probable recoverable volumes at Mboundi have risen to 1.3 billion bbl in September from 885 million bbl in March 2004.Production growingAt press time...

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