Tap Oil awards offshore Ghana drilling contract to Stena

rig  Kris KrugThe Offshore Accra Contract Area is located in an emerging oil province on the West Africa Transform Margin, along the northern Gulf of Guinea. (Image source: Kris Krug/Flickr)Australian-based Tap Oil has awarded the Accra Joint Venture Drilling Rig Services contract to Stena Drilling, a UK firm based in Aberdeen

According to the contract, Stena will drill the Starfish-1 well located offshore Accra, Ghana.

Tap said in a statement, “The Starfish-1 well will be drilled by the Stena DrillMAX, Dual Derrick Drillship.” Stena has recently drilled eight efficient and successful wells in Ghana, it added.

According to Tap Oil, Stena will provide the latest generation rig at competitive day rates in conjunction with an existing West African drilling programme, thereby minimising mobilisation and demobilisation charges for the Accra Joint Venture.

Tap has hinted that the Starfish-1, a wildcat well, will be spud in June 2013. It added that the well will target a large, fan complex in the deep water of eastern Ghana which is potentially comparable to the Jubilee field in western Ghana.

The Offshore Accra Contract Area is located in an emerging oil province on the West Africa Transform Margin, along the northern Gulf of Guinea.

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