Eland Oil & Gas PLC (ELA), an oil & gas production and development company operating in West Africa with an initial focus on Nigeria, announced that first production from the Gbetiokun oilfield was achieved via the early production facility (EPF) at license OML 40.
The EPF will process all reservoir fluids produced under the initial phase of the Gbetiokun development. The facility has a nominal capacity of 22,000 bopd, which will allow for production from the additional Gbetiokun development wells being drilled in 2019.
Evacuation of processed crude will be via shuttle tankers from Gbetiokun to the injection point on the main OML 40 export pipeline. The Gbetiokun facilities and process have been designed in a modular fashion, allowing for the evacuation of increased levels of production over the coming 12 to 18 months beyond 22,000 bopd, while the permanent export solution is progressed. Furthermore, this evacuation process allows the company to export via an alternative export terminal should its primary export route be hindered.