Area Drilling

LiberiaTGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co., Houston, began a 9,500 km nonexclusive 2D seismic survey in 200-3,000 m of water off Liberia.The company also announced a 2D project off Sierra Leone, and both data sets will blanket the prospective parts of the Liberian geologic basin. A bid round in the area is set for mid-2001.NigeriaAgip Energy & Natural Resources has agreed to develop Oil Prospecting Lease 91, owned by NNPC's Nigerian Petroleum Development Co. unit, an NNPC official said.OPL 91 contains Okpono and Okono fields, discovered in the late 1970s and 1980s in about 100 m of water. Combined reserves are 2.5 billion bbl.The agreement calls for Agip and NPDC to jointly develop and operate ...

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