Eni drills first appraisal oil well in offshore Ghana block

oil freedigSankofa East 2A has been drilled eight kilometer south west of the discovery well Sankofa East X1. (Image source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Eni has successfully drilled the first appraisal well, Sankofa East 2A, in Ghana's Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP)

The result will confirm the commercial standing of the oil discovery in the OTCP block and strategic importance of the block for further industrial and economic development in the country.

Sankofa East 2A has been drilled eight kilometer southwest of the discovery well Sankofa East X1.

Eni has estimated the overall potential of the discovery to be around 450mn barrels of oil in place with recoverable resources of up to 150mn barrels. The data acquisition has also confirmed the hydraulic communication in the oil prone reservoir between the discovery and the appraisal well.

Sankofa East 2A well, which reached a total depth of 4,050 meter, was drilled in 990 meter of water. The well encountered 23 meter of gas and condensate gross pay and 76 meter of gross oil pay in good sands of cretaceous age. 

Eni revealed that it was also conducting engineering studies for the development and commercialisation of the gas reserves of the block in accordance with the principles sanctioned in the Memorandum of Understanding recently signed by Eni, Vitol and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with the Ministry of Energy of Ghana.

The MoU focuses particularly on the domestic gas market, in which Eni and its joint venture partners aim to play a prominent role. 

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