Amni plans to increase production reports that Lagos-based independent Amni International is set to increase oil production from its producing assets off Nigeria, and is also in the early stages of assessing solutions to exploit its gas resources in the Niger Delta.

In addition, the company aims to spud a wildcat late this year on its deep-water Central Tano block off Ghana.

Industry sources said Amni has secured a Shelf Drilling jack-up to drill three or four development wells on its assets in OMLs 112 and 117.

A senior company executive told Upstream that the aim is to boost Amni’s production from the current 15,000 barrels per day to about 18,000 bpd.

Amni operates the Okoro and Ima fields in the two licence areas.

The two fields produce via a combination of wellhead platforms, a floating storage and offloading vessel at Ima and a floating production, storage and offloading vessel at Okoro.

The new Okoro wells are expected to have horizontal sections to increase flow rates from existing reservoirs and some will also be drilled to test deeper horizons, said the source.

It is thought that Amni has chartered the Adriatic 1 jack-up for the drilling campaign, having also used the rig in 2016 for Okoro development drilling duties.

Shelf Drilling’s latest fleet report, dated 28 February, disclosed that Adriatic 1 completed a charter for Nigerian junior Conoil last month and was “expected to commence a contract” for (an unnamed customer) in April.

This contract is due to run until September 2018 with a one-well extension option.

Also in OML 112 and 117, Amni and French supermajor Total are evaluating various options to exploit 1.8 trillion cubic feet of gas.

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