Springfield Exploration and Manufacturing started drilling the Afina-1x properly, offshore Ghana, on October 7.
Utilizing the Stena Forth rig, the corporate turned the primary indigenous African firm to hold out deepwater operations. The rig was beforehand working in Guyana for Tullow Oil.
“Thanks be to God. We proceed to make historical past!” Springfield’s CEO Kevin Okyere stated in an announcement.
The properly is meant to check the Cenomanian potential on the West Cape Three Factors (WCTP) Block 2. This can be adopted by a second properly, the Oak-1x.
Springfield was awarded the WCTP Block 2 in 2016, protecting 673 sq. km. The corporate has an 84% stake within the licence, whereas the remaining fairness is held by Ghana Nationwide Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) and GNPC’s Explorco subsidiary.
PGS carried out a 3D seismic survey on the block in 2017. The block had beforehand been a part of Kosmos Vitality’s West Cape Three Factors space however the US firm relinquished the acreage, regardless of discovering hydrocarbons in two wells, the Odum-1 and Banda-1.
To the east of WCTP block 2 lies Eni’s Offshore Cape Three…