Oil & Gas
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Avouma oil field is located 17km south-east of the Etame field offshore Gabon in West Africa. It is part of the Etame Marin block, which covers an exploration area of 307, 360ha off the coast of Gabon, with water depth starting at 200m. The field came on-stream in January 2007. It is expected to produce until 2015. The field was discovered in July 2004 by the EAVOM 1 well which struck a net oil pay of 11m. The well tested 6,600 bopd of oil on a 40/64 in choke. Based on the analysis of the discovery well, the Avouma field was declared commercial. The Avouma platform was installed in 2006. It features four piles, a 650t steel jacket and a 650t deck.