Media Release: Reservoir engineers hired for six-figure project in Gabon

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AN Aberdeen-based reservoir engineering company has secured a six-figure contract to predict oil recovery in a West African oil field.

Oilgen, a consultancy specialising in high-tech reservoir modelling to forecast and improve oil and gas production, has developed a plan to recover nearly 100 million barrels of oil in Gabon.

The specialist firm has been hired by French oil company Maurel et Prom to map oil well placement in the Omoc field, a 42 square-kilometre onshore site located in Gabon’s rainforest.

Drilling has already begun in the field, with Oilgen predicting the reservoir holds sufficient capacity to produce as far ahead as 2050.

Managing director of Oilgen, Laurent Schirrer, said: “We were honoured to be appointed by Maurel et Prom to work on this high-profile job.

“This is a big project with lots of potential, and we used our exploration experience to map out the most effective plan for oil recovery that we hope to see through for years to come.”

Oilgen used dynamic reservoir simulation to map out the field and predict the estimated oil recovery.

The company deployed high-tech numerical simulation for Maurel et Prom to predict the maximum amount of resources able to be recovered in the life of the field.

The firm also focussed on minimising the impact on Gabon’s environment, and considered strategically planned well positioning to reduce the number of drilling  pads.

The Omoc project marked Oilgen’s first contract with Maurel et Prom, and the company has since secured two more contracts with the international firm, with work in Africa and Eastern Europe, as well as ongoing reservoir engineering support.

Oilgen has a proven record of work in the oil industry, and has completed projects for a number of major North-east based exploration companies.

It specialises in exploration and has geological knowledge as well as reservoir management experience to ensure companies maximise oil production and recovery.

In addition to subsurface project management, Oilgen operates an advisory branch, which includes access to a range of experienced consultants providing further support to its clients in reserves and acquisitions.

It also specialises in project management and provides Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques that are valuable to oil and gas production.

Issued by Frasermedia Ltd on behalf of Oilgen.

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