Stena is to drill the Starfish-1 well located at the offshore Accra Contract.
“The Starfish-1 well will be drilled by the Stena DrillMAX, Dual Derrick Drillship,” said Tap in a statement. Stena has recently drilled eight efficient and successful wells in Ghana, it added.
According to Tap Oil, Stena is providing the latest generation rig at competitive day rates in conjunction with an existing West African drilling programme, thereby minimising mobilisation and demobilisation charges for the Accra Joint Venture.
Tap hinted that the Starfish-1, a wildcat well, is expected to spud in June 2013. It adds that the well will target a large, fan complex in the deep water of eastern Ghana, interpreted to be potentially comparable to the Jubilee field in western Ghana.
Tap estimates that the well will target prospective resources potentially in the order of half a billion barrels.
The Offshore Accra Contract Area is located in an emerging oil province on the West Africa Transform Margin, along the northern Gulf of Guinea.
By Ekow Quandzie