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Elcrest hires Nigeria rig

Eland Oil & Gas’ joint venture Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria has taken on OES Energy Services’ OES Teamwork swamp rig for the sidetrack of the Opuama-7 in Nigeria.

The side-tracking of the existing Opuama-7 well is expected to contribute an initial production rates of 5,900 b/d of oil gross, increasing near term overall production from OML 40 to around an expected 17,500 b/d gross, Eland said.

The rig will drill a sidetrack to a depth of around 2,286m (7,500ft) and expected to take around one month to complete.