Unsurprisingly, the tribe is impressed by Karen's gung-ho attitude, and it's not long before they honour her with a special Waorani name, Bopo
, which means tall, strong tree.
Pilot production, currently 1,000-1,200 BOPD, will be increased to 4,000 BOPO
over the next 18 months and then brought progressively to 10,000 BOPD as commercial scale steam stimulation facilities are commissioned.
Excellent results were obtained from the rock-chip samples, particularly in the Bopo
area whereby samples were assayed in the range of 50 to 80 grams per ton gold.