Savannah Petroleum Strikes Oil In Niger

British oil and gas explorer Savannah Petroleum has made an oil discovery in the Agadem Rift Basin (ARB) in southeast Niger.

The company said June 6 that the Amdigh-1 well, located in the R3/R4 area, encountered an estimated 22 m (72 ft) of net oil-bearing reservoir sandstones in the E1 and E2 reservoir units within the primary Eocene Sokor Alternances objective. The well was drilled by the GW 215 rig to a total measured depth of 2,469 m (8,100 ft).

“Wireline logs indicate the reservoir properties to be good to excellent quality and the available pressure data indicates light oil, which is consistent with offset wells along trend and the depth/API trend observed across the basin,” Savannah said in the news release. “Oil samples from both the E1 and E2 reservoir units have been taken and returned to surface using wireline testing equipment.”