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Overcoming Pressure Limitations in Niger Delta Basin: "Digging Deep into New Frontier on Block-X"
Author(s): Michael Chukwuma, Christine Brunel, Tristan Cornu and Guillaume CarreMichael Chukwuma, Christine Brunel, Tristan Cornu and Guillaume Carre
Deeper plays of mature acreage is part of the new frontiers for petroleum upstream companies in the Nigeria Niger Delta basin, and have helped revive the exploration interest on mature and declining block-X. The mature oil producing block-X which is located in the eastern Niger delta (65 km NW of Port-Harcourt) is currently undergoing facilities upgrade to increase gas production capacity by 50%, end flaring and achieve target level domestic market obligation. The investment on block-X facilities not only leverages on gas caps of depleted oil fields, but will be gearing on undeveloped deep gas reserves and identified prospects in the acreage. Hence, understanding the spatial pressure distribution, pressure generation mechanism and geo-stresses acting in the deeper zone of the basin is paramount for prospecting and unlocking potential economic gas reserves in the block. A pore-pressure.. Read More»