Sankofa boosts Ghana gas hopes

Offshore staff

MILAN, Italy – Eni’s Sankofa find offshore Ghana could be larger than first thought, according to results from appraisal drilling.

The Sankofa-2 well was drilled in 864 m (2,834 ft) water depth in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) license, 55 km (34 mi) from the coast. On test, the well flowed 29.5 MMcf/d (constrained) of gas and 1,000 boe/d of 52° API condensate.

Drilling confirmed the presence of 35 m (115 ft) net gas and condensate sands in the Cretaceous. A 6-m (19.7-ft) oil leg was also encountered, and will be the subject of further studies.

Initial evaluations suggest a significant increase in estimated gas in place at the discovery, raising hopes that Sankofa could provide Ghana’s first offshore development of non-associated gas.

Eni Ghana Exploration and Production operates the OCTP license with a 47.22% interest, in partnership with Vitol Upstream Ghana (37.78%) and Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (15%). GNPC has a back-in option for an additional 5%.


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