Eni group finds oil, gas off Congo (Brazzaville)

Eni Congo SA said two discovery wells offshore Congo (Brazzaville) have proved a resource of 600 million bbl of oil and 700 bcf of gas in place and that delineation wells will probe considerable upside.

Eni Congo SA said two discovery wells offshore Congo (Brazzaville) have proved a resource of 600 million bbl of oil and 700 bcf of gas in place and that delineation wells will probe considerable upside.

The Nene’ Marine-1 well went to 3,013 m in 24 m of water 17 km offshore on Marine XII block and encountered a large wet gas and light oil accumulation in the presaline clastic sequence of Lower Cretaceous age. Nene’ Marine 2 confirmed the accumulation and the continuity of the reservoir.

The two wells, 2 km apart, flowed 37° gravity oil at commercial rates. Eni will continue appraisal while starting development studies.

Eni Congo operates the block with 65% interest, New Age has 25%, and state Ste. Nationale des Petroles du Congo has 10%.

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