Nigeria is placed in the top most petroleum-rich nations in the world. Nearly all of the country's primary reserves are concentrated in and around the Niger Delta. Nigeria is one of the few major oil-producing nations still capable of increasing its oil output.

Nigeria is the largest producer in Africa with their daily production around 2.5 million barrels of liquids. There are significant investment opportunities in the country since the Majors are looking to divest their interests. This has also attracted the interest of several NOCs in addition to a large number of indigenous oil companies. The major production is in the Niger Delta whereas the deep-water area constitutes the frontier area.

The Aje oil and gas field was discovered in 1996 with Aje-1 well. After several appraisal wells, the field started production in May 2016 via the Front Puffin FPSO. There were two producing wells in 2021 prior to suspending production, the Aje-4 with oil production and Aje-5ST2 with oil and gas production.

In addition to the oil, there is a significant gas-condensate column ready for further development. The oil production stopped in November 2021 due to the terminated contract with the FPSO.


Oil Mining Licence (OML) 113


Temporary Abandonment

Production net to PetroNor E&P:

Currently not producing


Participating interest: 6.502%

Economic interest: 12.1913%


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