Type: Contingent resource
Gross 2C: 16.1 mmbbls (Abiala North: 2.0 mmbbls, Abiala South: 14.1 mmbbls)
Location: OML 40 North East
Reservoir Depth: 6,800–11,000ft
Distance from Opuama Flowstation: 24km to the NE
The Abiala discovery is an obvious candidate for appraisal and development once production from the Gbetiokun field has commenced. There are a number of undrilled structures in the Abiala area which provide the potential for follow-on exploration and appraisal drilling.
Total hydrocarbon intervals identified in the well are five in Abiala North and ten in Abiala South.
Abiala has significant near-field potential which will need to be appraised. Future development wells will be designed to capture all the reservoirs within a particular fault block, and pilot holes will be drilled and plugged back as a cheap and efficient way of exploring the near-field prospective upside.