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Ghana’s Akoma-1X is a Hit

Monday, May 13, 2019

ENI’s drilling offshore Ghana on CTP-Block 4 resulted in a gas and condensate discovery. The well, drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect, revealed an estimated volume between 550 and 650 Bcf of gas and 18-20 million barrels of condensate.

The discovery has further additional upside for gas and oil that will require further drilling to be confirmed.

The Akoma – 1X exploration well was drilled by the Maersk Voyager drilling ship in a water depth of 350 meters and reached a total depth of 3790 meters. It is located northwest of the Sankofa hub where the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO sits.

Akoma – 1X proved a single gas and condensate column in a 20 m thick sandstone reservoir interval of Cenomanian age with good petrophysical properties and with hydrocarbon down to.

Akoma – 1X is the first well drilled in CTP-Block 4 and represents a discovery of a potentially commercial nature, due to its close distance to the existing infrastructures. The discovery can be put in production with a subsea tie to the FPSO with the aim to extend its production plateau.

ENI’s partners on the CTP-Block 4 are Vitol Upstream, GNPC, Woodfields Upstream, and Explorco.