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Tullow discovers oil at Banda-1 well offshore Ghana

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British oil producer operating in Ghana, Tullow Oil says it has found oil at the Banda-1 exploration well in the West Cape Three Points (WCTP) licence offshore Ghana.

The company says the Banda-1 exploration well in the WCTP licence offshore Ghana has discovered Cenomanian turbidites over a gross vertical interval of 300 metres.

In a press release issued Monday June 6, 2011 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, it says the well contains over 100 metres of low porosity sandstone and 3 metres of approximately 40 degree API oil pay.

“The Banda-1 well, located 9.6 kilometres southeast of the Odum discovery in the eastern part of the West Cape Three Points licence, has encountered Cenomanian turbidites over a gross vertical interval of 300 metres”, the release said.

The Atwood Hunter rig drilled Banda-1 to a total depth of 4,580 metres in water depths of 921 metres, it added.

On completion of operations, Tullow says the well will be suspended for potential future use and the rig will move to complete the drilling of the Makore-1 well which is targeting Turonian age reservoirs in the south of the WCTP licence.

The upper section of this well was drilled by the Eirik Raude rig during April, the company said.

Tullow Oil is the major stakeholder in Ghana’s largest oil field, the Jubilee field. Commercial oil production at the field began on December 15, 2010.

 

By Ekow Quandzie

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