Afren plc announces that the Nunya-1x (formerly named Cuda-2) exploration well in the Keta block offshore Ghana has encountered thick and high quality water bearing reservoirs.
The objective of the Nunya-1x exploration well was to explore a large four-way dip closed Upper Cretaceous prospect in the Keta block, located offshore Ghana. The well intersected 153 metres of very good quality sandstone reservoirs, however they were interpreted as water bearing. The well was drilled with the Marianas semi-submersible drilling rig to a total depth of 4,550 metres in a water depth of 1,687 metres. Afren has a 35 per cent. carried interest in the Keta Block and is partnered by Eni (35 per cent. and operator), Mitsui (20 per cent.) and GNPC (10 per cent.).
Osman Shahenshah, Chief Executive of Afren, commented:
“Whilst the Nunya-1x exploration well result is disappointing, it was the first well to test the Upper Cretaceous play on the Keta block and as such has provided important data with which to calibrate and further enhance our understanding of this under-explored block in what still remains a very high potential basin. We continue to make excellent progress with our wider exploration programme, which has already yielded two significant discoveries year to date, and look forward next to the results of the Ebok North Fault Block exploration well which has spudded in Nigeria and is drilling ahead towards target.”
Source: Afren, April 25, 2012