Aker Energy hits oil in Pecan well offshore Ghana

Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, has encountered oil in the Pecan South-1A well offshore Ghana.

Maersk Viking
Maersk Viking

A sidetrack will now be drilled to further appraise the volume potential, Aker Energy said on Monday.

The Pecan South-1A well was drilled south of the main Pecan field in the DWT/CTP block and encountered oil.

Aker Energy is in the process of analyzing the well result and will start further drilling in order to verify the volume estimate. These volumes will be an addition to the gross contingent resources (2C) from the existing discoveries in the area, previously estimated to 450 – 550 mmboe.

It is worth reminding that Aker Energy in January 2019 completed a successful drilling operation of the Pecan-4A appraisal well. The main purpose of this well was to confirm Aker Energy’s understanding of the geology in the area and to identify deep oil water contact in the Pecan reservoir. This was successfully proven.

Jan Arve Haugan, CEO of Aker Energy, said: “We are pleased to announce another successful well as the operator of the DWT/CTP block. The drilling result is another confirmation of the geological model for the area. The discovered resources from the well will further strengthen the robustness of the Pecan field development. We will now continue the appraisal drilling campaign, while finalizing the Plan of Development to be submitted by the end of March.”

The drillship Maersk Viking will now drill a sidetrack well in Pecan South, before relocating to drill the third well in the ongoing appraisal campaign, Pecan South East. Based on the Pecan South result and pre-drill estimates of Pecan South East, Aker Energy estimates that the total volumes to be included in a Plan of Development (POD) have the potential to increase to between 600 – 1,000 mmboe.

Aker Energy noted it sees further upsides in the area. The company has identified multiple well targets to be drilled as part of a greater area development after submission of the POD.

Aker Energy is the operator of the DWT/CTP block with a 50% participating interest. Aker Energy’s partners are Lukoil (38%), the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) (10%) and Fueltrade (2%).

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Mar 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

16th MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS EXHIBITION

The Moscow International Oil & Gas Exhibition display products like oil and gas products, oil and gas services…

read more >

Beijing International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition (ciooe) 2019

Beijing International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition (ciooe), is a regular gathering in oil & gas industry…

read more >

Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit 2019

LIOG 2019 will delve further into the opportunities that are present in Lebanon’s energy sector…

read more >

Atyrau Oil & Gas 2019

The event program is dedicated to the most topical issues of search, exploration, development of hydrocarbons…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply