PetroNor announces reserves upgrade at PNGF Sud in Congo Brazzaville
PetroNor, the Africa-focused independent oil and gas exploration and production company announced that 1.88 mmbo of net contingent resources are being transferred to reserves increasing PetroNor’s proven plus probable reserves from 20.2 mmbo to 22.1 mmbo at the PNGF Sud in Congo Brazzaville (estimates are as per 1 January 2021).
The reserves upgrade corresponds to a reserve replacement ratio of approximately 140 per cent of PetroNor’s expected net 2021 production. The reserves upgrade is related to the development of Tchibeli NE, a separate structure within PNGF Sud which was drilled in 1989. PetroNor holds 16.83 per cent net interest in the offshore PNGF Sud license in the Republic of Congo. The license is operated by Perenco.
As part of the 2022 budget process, the development of the discovery Tchibeli NE has been sanctioned. The wells will be completed with dry wellheads from a newly installed jack-up platform and the oil will be transported to the nearby Litanzi platform for processing. The development drilling is scheduled to start after completion of the four well Litanzi infill program which started late November.
The Tchibeli NE and Litanzi drilling programs are both part of the previously announced 17 well drilling campaign. Production benefits from the two-year infill drilling program are expected to be seen from Q1 2022 and onwards.