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Ghana’s ‘Owo’ fields expected to start commercial production in 2014- Tullow Oil

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Tullow Oil Plc says it is expecting to start first commercial production at the Tweneboa and Enyenra (Owo) fields in 2014.

According to the UK oil firm, it has conducted a “successful appraisal drilling and testing programme in the first half of 2011, a declaration of commerciality for the Enyenra and Tweneboa areas will be submitted to the Government of Ghana later in the year.

“This will be followed by the submission of a Plan of Development Q1 2012 and, pending approvals of this plan and a timely sanction of the project, first production is expected before the end of 2014”, says Tullow Oil in its trading statement and operational update published on its website on January 27, 2011.

The Tweneboa-3 appraisal well in the Tullow-operated Deepwater Tano licence (Tullow 49.95%) completed drilling in January 2011. The well was designed to penetrate two separate areas of the Tweneboa field with two wellbores.

The first intersected nine metres of gas-condensate pay in an off-axis region of dim seismic. The second intersected a region with a stronger seismic response where 34 metres of high quality gas-condensate pay was found.

The Enyenra-2A well is currently drilling and a result is anticipated by the end of February.

The statement said “Development schemes are focused on optimising the recovery of both the light oil discovery at Enyenra and maximising both liquid and gas recovery at the extensive Tweneboa gas-condensate field.”

By Ekow Quandzie

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