TORONTO, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Decklar Resources Inc. (DKL-TSX Venture) (the “Company” or “Decklar”) is pleased to announce an update on the Oza-1 well re-entry operations at the Oza oilfield in Nigeria through the wholly owned subsidiary of the Nigeria-based company, Decklar Petroleum Limited.
Decklar continues to make considerable progress on the reentry of the Oza-1 well with the camp and all associated infrastructure fully installed and operational. Major components of the rig’s equipment are transported to the field this week and the rig is expected to be completely relocated, installed and rigged within two weeks. Decklar will then begin operational reentry activities for the Oza-1 well, including the initial work of removing existing tubing, managing a cement bond log and cased hole reservoir logs. Reentry activities will then include testing three oil zones (L2.2, L2.4 and L2.6) independently, then it is expected that a final completion of the double tube chain will be installed and the L2.2 and L2.6 zones put into production after successful tests. The drilling rig is then expected to be skidded onto the same drilling rig as Oza-1 in a new drilling slot and a horizontal development well will be drilled in the L2.4 zone and brought into production. The Oza-1 well and the new horizontal development well are expected to generate significant production levels and cash flow in an abridged timeframe due to the already existing infrastructure in place. Oza development is then expected to continue with one or two additional returns on existing wells and an additional development drilling program with a potential of eight to ten wells drilled for full field development. Additional initial production and centralized processing facilities will be added as needed to allow additional production levels from development activities in the field.
The Oza oil field has significant export and production capacity with processing facilities and infrastructure already in place and operational, which will allow the immediate export and sale of crude oil from the Oza-1 well.
Summary of the Oza oil field
As previously announced, the Oza oil field was previously operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. (“Shell”). The field has three wells and a side track drilled between 1959 and 1974. During Shell’s time as the operator, there were two periods of extended production trials from the Oza-1, -2 and -4 wells. However, the field was never linked to an export facility, nor fully developed by Shell and put into commercial production.
In 2003, the Oza oil field was awarded to Millenium Oil and Gas Company Limited (“MillenniumHaving won the field in the 2003 Marginal Fields licensing round. Since Millennium’s acquisition of the Oza oil field, approximately US $ 50 million has been spent on infrastructure in support of a production restart, including an export pipeline to connect production to the Oza oil field to the Trans Niger (TNP) pipeline that goes to Bonny Export Terminal, an Automatic Ownership Transfer Unit (LACT) tax metering system, field flow lines, manifolds and production facilities associated.
The risk management service contract (“RSA”) That Decklar and Millenium entered providing Decklar with the majority share of production and associated cash flow from the Oza oilfield in return for funding and technical assistance to restart commercial production and full development of the field; the terms of the RSA include a preferential reimbursement of the costs of Decklar plus a share of the cash flow thereafter. In exchange, Decklar is entitled to priority recovery of its capital on 80% of the distributable funds. After recovering costs, Decklar’s profit share is based on a sliding scale starting at 80% and decreasing to 40% once cumulative production exceeds 10 million barrels.
Decklar is also pleased to announce that it continues to make good progress in appraisals and negotiations for other proven and undeveloped oil and gas fields in Nigeria which have significant reserves and short production potential. term.
For more information:
Duncan T. Blount
Managing Director Telephone: +1 305 890 6516
Email: [email protected]
VP Finance, Decklar Petroleum Phone: +1 403 816 3029
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Investor relations: [email protected]
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