SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Eni has discovered gas and condensate on the Akoma prospect in CTP-Block 4 offshore Ghana.
The drillship Maersk Voyager drilled the Akoma -1X exploration well in a water depth of 350 m (1,148 ft), about 50 km (31 mi) offshore, and about 12 km (7.5 mi) northwest of the FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor serving the Sankofa hub.
Eni estimated volume between 550 and 650 bcf of gas and 18-20 MMbbl of condensate.
The well proved a single gas and condensate column in a 20 m (66 ft) 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, the company said, 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.
The joint venture of CTP-Block 4 is formed by Eni Ghana (operator, 42.469%), Vitol Upstream Tano (33.975%), GNPC (10%), Woodfields Upstream (9.556%), and Explorco (4.00%).