Offshore Gabon Oil Discovery Reported In Etame Field

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Vaalco Energy announced results of an offshore oil discovery at appraisal well #9P-Etame in Gabon’s Etame Field. The venture was targeting the sub-cropped Dentale reservoir. The well was drilled to 3,127 m and encountered both Gamba and Dentale oil sands. The shallower section will be plugged back to drill the #9H-Etame horizontal development well section in the Gamba reservoir. The completion verifies the presence of a Dentale oil column, and it hit approximately 35 ft of good quality Dentale oil sands with 27% porosity and 3,000 mD of permeability. The gross recoverable oil resources are now estimated at 2.5-10.5 MMbbl of oil. Houston-based Vaalco is the operator of Etame Marin Block and its fields.