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San Leon hails start of crude shipments by Decklar Petroleum in Nigeria

San Leon Energy PLC (AIM:SLE, AQSE:SLE, OTC:SLGYF) said Decklar Petroleum Limited, in which San Leon has an 11.5% shareholding, has begun loading crude oil from storage tanks at the Oza oil field in Nigeria for delivery to a Shell Petroleum joint venture oil terminal. Decklar, a subsidiary of Decklar Resources Inc (TSX-V:DKL, OTC:DKLRF) in Canada, and its co-venturer Millennium Oil & Gas Company are shipping the oil via trucks to the Umugini Pipeline Infrastructure Limited (UPIL) handling facility, from where the oil will be tranferred via the Umugini Pipeline for final delivery to the Forcados Oil Export Terminal. According to a statement by San Leon, an oil and gas company focused in Nigeria, production from the Oza-1 well into storage tanks will begin once loading of crude from storage has reached 5,000 barrels.  Currently, the Oza storage tanks hold 22,000 barrels of oil, and the restart of production from the field will “enable the ongoing shipments by truck” to the UPIL handling facility. Further developments for the Oza field include final arrangements for the construction of infrastructure for a new oil well drilling pad, as well as drilling the first new development well. Completion and flow testing of two existing wells at the site, installation of a central production facility and drilling a further two development wells also remain on the agenda for 2022.