ExxonMobil discovers 1bn barrels of oil off Nigeria

ExxonMobil has announced it has discovered up to one billion barrels of oil in Nigeria. One of its wells, Owowo-3, found around 140 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. It was safely […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

ExxonMobil has announced it has discovered up to one billion barrels of oil in Nigeria.

One of its wells, Owowo-3, found around 140 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.

It was safely drilled to 3,173 meters in 576 meters of water.

That well extends the resource discovered by the Owowo-2 well, which encountered about 157 metres of oil-bearing sandstone reservoir.

The two wells together count for 500 million to one billion barrels of oil, the company stated.

Stephen M. Greenlee, President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company said: “We are encouraged by the results and will work with our partners and the government on future development plans.”

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