Offshore Field Development Projects
Ombrina Mare
Operator:Mediterranean Oil & Gas
Water Depth:20 m / 66 ft
Region:Mediterranean
Country:Italy
Last Updated:Jan 8, 2013    (view update history)
Project Description
Situated 4 miles (7 kilometers) from the Italian Adriatic coast in roughly 66 feet (20 meters) of water is the Ombrina Mare field. The permit, BR 269GC, in which Ombrina Mare is located in, is wholly owned and operated by Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc.

In 1987, the Ombrina Mare 1 discovery well was drilled by Elf, resulting in an oil production of 428 stock tank barrels per day during an extended test. In 2008, an appraisal well, OM2, was drilled on the field, encountering gas in the secondary target zone in the middle-upper Pliocene gas sands complex. The well was drilled by the George H Galloway jackup, reaching a total depth of 7,579 feet (2,310 meters) inside the carbonate complex - traces of oil were observed up to 7,382 feet (2,250 meters). In May 2008, the operator ...
Situated 4 miles (7 kilometers) from the Italian Adriatic coast in roughly 66 feet (20 meters) of water is the Ombrina Mare field. The permit, BR 269GC, in which Ombrina Mare is located in, is wholly owned and operated by Mediterranean Oil & Gas Plc.

In 1987, the Ombrina Mare 1 discovery well was drilled by Elf, resulting in an oil production of 428 stock tank barrels per day during an extended test. In 2008, an appraisal well, OM2, was drilled on the field, encountering gas in the secondary target zone in the middle-upper Pliocene gas sands complex. The well was drilled by the George H Galloway jackup, reaching a total depth of 7,579 feet (2,310 meters) inside the carbonate complex - traces of oil were observed up to 7,382 feet (2,250 meters). In May 2008, the operator decided to drill a 2,625-foot (800-meter) long horizontal sidetrack well (OM2dir) inside the carbonate reservoir. The drilling of the well was completed on May 22, 2008, confirming the operator's geological prognosis and the oil appraisal expectations.

Following production tests on the field, MOG confirmed OM2 was completed successfully and the field was confirmed as a discovery. The OMC2 and OM2dir wells appraised the Ombrina Mare field structure to a distance of 1 mile (1.7 kilometers) east of the OM1 discovery well. The operator also found that oil is trapped in a Miocene and Cretaceous carbonate platform reservoir, and gas is trapped in 16 sand levels in the middle-upper Pliocene gas sands complex.

Further tests were conducted on the field, and in February 2010, MOG confirmed that 2P oil reserves in the Oligo-Miocene carbonate reservoir of the field are twice the level of the previous certification, increasing the 2P reserve estimate from 20 to 40 million barrels of oil.

Field Development

In December 2008, MOG submitted an application to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development for an offshore production concession over the Ombrina oil and gas field. The proposed developmental plan consists of placing a production platform over the OM2dir production well, developing five wells, including the OM2dir well, and installing an FPSO. The operator is progressing with activities on the field to receive final approval of the field's development plan by the end of 2010.

Production should commence in 2011, and should reach 5 to 7.5 Mbbls/d of oil and 3.5 MMcf/d of gas.
Activities
Status Updates
Second Chance for Ombrina Mare
Type: Operator Update

Jan. 2013 - An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) concerning the development of the Ombrina Mare oil and gas field in the central Adriatic Sea was submitted for government approval in December 2009. In August 2010, the Italian government introduced Legislative Decree 128/2010 which banned exploration and production activities within 12 nautical miles of the coast. Development of Ombrina Mare can now continue thanks to the Italian parliament's ratification of Legislative Decree 134/2012, which protects projects that existed prior to the 2010 ban. Mediterranean Oil & Gas, the field operator, has re-activated the EIA which is currently under review with authorities in the Abruzo region immediately ashore from the proposed development. The company is confident that a Production Concession will be awarded in 3Q 2013.

MOG Increases Ombrina Mare's 2P Oil Reserves to 40 MMbbl
Type: Operator Update

Feb. 2010 - Mediterranean Oil & Gas (MOG) confirmed that 2P oil reserves in the Oligo-Miocene carbonate reservoir of the Ombrina Mare field are twice the level of the previous certification, increasing the 2P reserve estimate from 20 to 40 million barrels of oil. The evaluation of the Ombrina Mare field continues, and in addition to other analyses, the company is reprocessing and inverting 3D seismic data in an effort to further the analysis of the field's reservoir. Additionally, MOG is progressing with activities on the field to receive final approval of the field's development plan by the end of 2010. Ombrina Mare is located in the central Adriatic Sea, offshore Italy, and is wholly owned and operated by MOG.

MOG Seeks Government Approval for Ombrina Mare Offshore Italy
Type: Development Activity

Mar. 2009 - MOG completed the Ombrina Mare field development plan and submitted the application for grant of concession for the oil and gas field located offshore Italy. In addition, the tenders for the award of the Environmental Impact Study was evaluated and the contract was awarded to the preferred bidder. The field development will consist of five development wells tied-back to a production platform, with production scheduled to commence in late 2011.

Ombrina Mare Development Plan Sees Production Start by 2011
Type: Development Activity

Dec. 2008 - MOG submitted an application to the Italian Ministry of Economic Development for an offshore production concession over the Ombrina Mare Oil & Gas Field, which the company wholly owns and operates. The field development will consist of five development wells tied-back to a production platform, with production scheduled to commence in late 2011.

Mediterranean Underscores Ombrina Mare Reserves
Type: Appraisal Operations

Oct. 2008 - MOG certified that 6.5 Bcf of proven plus probable gas reserves, plus an additional 10 Bcf of possible reserves are located in the Ombrina Mare oil and gas discovery. The Company completed a full technical re-assessment of the Pliocene gas sand complex, and determined the gas levels of the field are constituted by thin sand levels in the upper sequence and thick sand levels in the lower sequence with generally high water saturation and good porosity.

MOG Secures Rigs for Ombrina Mare, Monte Grosse Wells
Type: Development Activity

May. 2007 - MOG finalized an agreement with Eni for an Eni-contracted jack-up rig to drill an appraisal/development well on the Ombrina Mare oil and gas discovery. The rig was operating in the Adriatic Sea under contract with Eni, and MOG negotiated a drilling schedule for the Ombrina Mare 2 well. The jack-up is expected to be mobilized end of 2007 for drilling to commence in January 2008.

Obrina Mare FPSO
Prospect - 2008 to -

Ombrina Mare
Discovery (Appraised) - Jun 2008 to -

MOG announced appraisal well, Ombrina Mare 2, has been completed succesfully and the field has been confirmed as a discovery. The production test performed on the Ombrina Mare 2 horizontal side track well has been completed.

Discovery (Drilled) - 1987 to 1987

The Ombrina Mare 1 discovery well was drilled by Elf in 1987 using the Perro Negro 5 jackup and resulted in oil production of 428 stock tank barrels per day during extended test.

Update History
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Field Updated Jan 08, 2013 622
Activity Added Jan 08, 2013 622
Facility Updated Jan 07, 2013 623
Field Updated Jan 24, 2012 972
Field Status Updated Jan 24, 2012 972
Project Description Updated Mar 09, 2010 1658
Project Description Added Feb 16, 2010 1679
Facility Added Feb 16, 2010 1679
Facility Status Added Feb 16, 2010 1679
Facility Updated Feb 16, 2010 1679
Field Updated Feb 16, 2010 1679
Field Updated Feb 09, 2010 1686
Activity Added Feb 09, 2010 1686
Activity Added Mar 31, 2009 2001
Field Added Mar 31, 2009 2001
Field Status Added Mar 31, 2009 2001
Activity Added Dec 19, 2008 2103
Activity Added Oct 06, 2008 2177
Activity Added May 18, 2007 2684

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Facility Name Obrina Mare FPSO
Duty Oil/Gas
Operator Mediterranean Oil & Gas
Current Status Prospect since 2008
Host Type FPSO
Water Depth 20 m / 66 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Italy
 
Location BR 269GC
 
Field Name Ombrina Mare
Discovery Date Mar 1987
Block BR 269GC
Reserve Type Oil/Gas
Current Status Discovery (Appraised)
Production Start
Water Depth 20 m / 66 ft