Afren sees production rise 14pc

Afren yesterday credited a 14 per cent rise in net production in the first three months of the year compared to the same period a year ago to its Ebok and Okoro fields offshore Nigeria. The firm said the rise put it on track to deliver full year net production of 40,000 to 47,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day – in line with forecasts. “We continue to make good progress across out exploration and appraisal work programme,” it said.