Erin Energy Corporation (“Erin Energy” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:ERN) (JSE:ERN) today announced it has commenced drilling of the Oyo-9 well (Oyo-9). Oyo-9 is being drilled with the Pacific Bora sixth-generation drilling rig on the Oyo field offshore Nigeria.
The well is expected to take approximately 62 days to drill and complete. The tie-in of the well to the FPSO for production commencement is expected in the later part of the fourth-quarter 2017. The well is expected to add an additional 6,000 to 7,000 barrels of oil per day to the field’s current production.