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    Eni Finds Gas in Key Ghana Region


The find is not huge but is close to processing infrastructure.

by: William Powell

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Eni Finds Gas in Key Ghana Region

Italian explorer Eni has found gas and condensate in CTP-Block 4, offshore Ghana, it said May 9. The Akoma - 1X is the first well drilled in CTP-Block 4 and the find could be commercial owing to its closeness to existing infrastructure.

The well, drilled on the Akoma exploration prospect, proved an estimated volume between 550bn and 650bn ft³ of gas and 18-20mn barrels of condensate. The discovery has further additional upside for gas and oil that will require further drilling to be confirmed.

The exploration well Akoma - 1X is about 50 km off the coast and about 12 km northwest of the Sankofa hub, where the John Agyekum Kufuor floating production, storage and offtake vessel is. The well was drilled by the Maersk Voyager drilling ship in a water depth of 350 metres and reached a total depth of 3790 metres.

Akoma - 1X proved a single gas and condensate column in a 20-metre thick sandstone reservoir interval of cenomanian age with good petrophysical properties.

 The discovery can be put in production with a subsea tie to the FPSO with the aim to extend its production plateau. The joint venture in CTP-Block 4 is Eni (operator, 42.469%), Vitol (33.975%), state GNPC (10%), Woodfields Upstream (9.556%) and Explorco (4.00%). Eni says Ghana is among the key countries for its organic growth.