SONATRACH International (SIPEX BVI), the international subsidiary of the Algerian national oil company, has recently renewed its onshore production sharing contract (PSC) in Niger. On February 4th, it signed in Niamey the updated PSC for its Kafra Block.
The initial PSC was signed in 2015 and led to the successful drilling of two exploratory wells. KFR-1, drilled in 2018, notably discovered 168m barrels of heavy crude oil (2P). A year later, KFRN-1 discovered another 400m barrels of paraffin-rich reserves (waxy oil).
Following several analyses, SONATRACH mentioned that current updated liquids volumes were estimated at 100m barrels in place (2P).