ERHC Operations

ERHC Energy's operations are focused on Sub Saharan Africa. It holds onshore oil and gas exploration interests in Chad and Kenya as well as deepwater interests in the Gulf of Guinea. Operations include the following:

Republic of Kenya

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  • ERHC has interests in Block 11A in the Republic of Kenya.
  • The Block encompasses nearly 12,000 square kilometers and is northwest of the significant Ekales-1, Agete-1, Etuko-1, Ngamia-1 and Twiga South-1 oil discoveries.
  • ERHC and operating partner CEPSA have identified the Tarach-1 prospect as the drilling location for the first exploration well, which is expected to spud in March 2016.
  • The exploration team has identified 13 drillable prospects and leads in the Tarach basin.
  • Mean prospective resources of all prospects and leads totals 645 million barrels.
  • For more on ERHC's operations in Kenya, click here.

Republic of Chad

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  • ERHC has 100 percent of the interest in Block BDS 2008 in the Republic of Chad.
  • A Production Sharing Contract was signed in July 2011.
  • BDS 2008 is situated next to the Doba Basin oilfield.
  • The West African nation of Chad is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s significant crude oil producers.
  • Chad shares borders with Nigeria, Cameroon and Sudan, which all produce oil as well. 
  • For more on ERHC's operations in Chad, click here.

São Tomé & Principe’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)

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  • ERHC holds 100 percent of the rights to EEZ Block 4 as well as the option to take up to a 15 percent working interest in each of two other unlicensed EEZ blocks of its choice.
  • ERHC and the ANP-STP have agreed in principle to terms of a PSC for Block 4, which is situated directly east of the island of Principe.
  • The EEZ encompasses an area of approximately 160,000 square kilometers south and east of the Nigeria/São Tomé & Príncipe Joint Development Zone and surrounding the volcanic islands of Príncipe and São Tomé.
  • For more on ERHC's operations in the EEZ, click here

The Joint Development Zone (JDZ)

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  • ERHC holds interests in JDZ Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9.
  • According to an analysis of well data, seismic interpretation and quantitative seismic interpretation gathered to date, the key elements of a working petroleum system are proven to occur within the JDZ study area.
  • Numerous structural and stratigraphic leads have been identified and evaluated in the area of study using this integrated geoscience workflow.
  • The JDZ sits approximately 200 km off the coastline of Nigeria and São Tomé & Principe. It is adjacent to several large petroleum discovery areas.
  • For more on ERHC's operations in the JDZ, click here.