Tullow strikes oil offshore Ghana

Offshore ghana wawa 1 oil and gas discoveryAn oil and gas discovery has been made in the Wawa-1 well, offshore Ghana. (Image source: Anadarko)Tullow Oil has announced the discovery of oil and gas reserves in the Wawa-1 exploration well, situated in the Deepwater Tano Block offshore Ghana

The discovery of 13 net metres of oil pay and 20 metres of gas condensate pay was made 10km north of the Enyenra-3A well in a Turonian-aged turbidite channel and the oil has been deemed good quality with an API between 38 and 44 degrees,.

Tullow exploration director Angus McCoss announced that the results “demonstrate once again that liquid rich hydrocarbons are pervasive in this prospective licence”.

With a 49.95 per cent share in the licence, Tullow controls operations in the block.  Partnering companies include Kosmos Energy and Anadarko Petroleum, both who own an 18 per cent interest, with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) holding a 10 per cent stake and Sabre holding the remaining 4.05 per cent.

Anadarko senior vice president, international and deepwater exploration, Robert Daniels remarked, "The discovery enhances the value of the TEN complex, which is advancing toward submission of a plan of development.

“The partnership plans further exploration of the Deepwater Tano Block with additional wells scheduled at our Okure and Sapele prospects later this year," he added.




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