Kosmos to plug unsuccessful Ghana well

Oil_rigs_offshoreKosmos has closed an appraisal well in the Teak discovery area Offshore Ghana. (Image source: Aaron Logan)

Kosmos Energy has announced it will abandon its Teak-4A appraisal well in the West Cape Three Points Block Offshore Ghana

The US independent said it had “encountered thin, non-commercial reservoirs” at its fourth appraisal well in the Teak discovery area, which it will now plug and abandon.

“Kosmos and partners have begun integrating well results into the Teak field model to determine forward appraisal and development plans,” it added in a statement.

The company reported the rare miss in the Teak field, from which it had reported consecutive successes at the deep-water play since it hit close to 73 metres of net hydrocarbons at the first exploration well at the site in early 2012.

Kosmos had recently confirmed a northern extension of its discovery at the Teak-3A probe.

Located 6.1 kilometres north-west of the Teak-1 discovery well, Teak-4 was drilled to a total depth of 2850 metres by the Atwood Hunter semi-submersible in water depths of 554 metres.

Operator Kosmos has a 30.875 per cent interest in the block where its partners Anadarko Petroleum and Tullow Oil own a 30.875 per cent and 26.396 per cent stake respectfully. Sabre Oil & Gas Holdings owns a 1.854 per cent stake, while state-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation carries a 10 per cent interest in the block.

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