Italian oil company, Eni strikes oil in Ghana
“The well, which was drilled in 519 meters of water, was drilled to a total depth of 3,349 meters and encountered significant thickness of gas and condensate sands with excellent reservoir characteristics,” said Eni in a statement July 28, 2011.
Oil mineralization was also discovered in the underlying sands with a delineation programme undertaken to asses its significant potential, said the Milan-based company.
Eni, the operator of the OCTP license, has a 47.22% interest with Vitol Upstream Ghana Limited having 37.78% stake.
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has a 15% stake with a back-in option for an additional 5% of the license.
By Ekow Quandzie