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Anadarko hits light oil offshore Ghana

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Houston-based oil giant Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced January 18, 2012 it has encountered light oil at the Ntomme-2A appraisal well, located in the Deepwater Tano Block offshore Ghana.

The well is located approximately 2.8 miles south of the Tweneboa-3 sidetrack, in approximately 5,675 feet (1,730 meters) of water.

The discovery, the company noted found “approximately 128 net feet (39 meters) of light oil pay in excellent-quality sandstone reservoirs.”

“Fluid samples recovered from the Ntomme-2A well indicate oil of approximately 35 degrees API gravity,” added Anadarko.

“Our 3D seismic modeling, coupled with the pressure data collected from the Ntomme-2A and Tweneboa-3 sidetrack wells, indicates the potential for an oil column of more than 400 feet below the gas-condensate accumulation encountered in the Tweneboa-3 sidetrack well,” said Bob Daniels, Sr. Vice President (Worldwide Exploration) at Anadarko.

Anadarko has an 18% working interest in the Deepwater Tano Block. Partners in the block include operator Tullow Oil plc (49.95% working interest), Kosmos Energy (18% working interest), Sabre Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd (4.05% working interest) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10% carried interest).

By Ekow Quandzie

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