Exile Resources Inc. and its partner, Sogenal, recently completed the first, dry season, stage of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Akepo Oilfield which is required before any oilfield operations such as drilling may begin. The contractor was OESSL, an experienced local company; the marine vessel used was mobilised from FLT Onne Port Harcourt.
Whilst at sea, the opportunity was taken to perform an initial examination of the well head for the suspended Akepo-1ST well which is visible above the waterline, and it appears to be in good condition.
Exile's next major steps for Akepo project are to examine the options for either re-entry of the existing suspended well or a new well, and to choose amongst various options for the development of the Oilfield.
Tony Henshaw, President and CEO, commented "This first phase of operational activity in the area represents the culmination of meticulous and methodical planning with the help and co-operation of the Department of Petroleum Resources staff in Lagos and Warri, and the competent and efficient work by our local contractors. We look forward to continuing these co-operative relationships as we further our progress to develop the Akepo Oilfield."