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More oil discovered in the Deepwater Tano offshore Ghana
Posted on: 18-Jul-2012         Source: myjoyonline.com
More oil continues to be discovered in the country with the latest coming from the Wawa-1 exploration well in the Deepwater Tano offshore.

The well has found oil and gas-condensate but will be suspended for possible future use in appraisal and development operations.

Wawa-1 encountered 20 metres of gas-condensate pay and 13 metres of oil pay in turbidite sands. Samples show the oil to be good quality between 38 and 44 degrees API. The well was drilled 10 kilometres north of the Enyenra-3A well, testing the previously undrilled, updip portion of the licence. Pressure data shows that it is a separate accumulation from the TEN fields.

That’s according to the latest release by operator of the Deep-Water Tano offshore, Tullow Oil.

According the oil firm, Wawa-1 was the first of three important remaining exploration wells to be drilled in the second half of the year - to close out the exploration phase of the Deepwater Tano Licence. It is also expecting to drill of Okure and Sapele in the second half of the year.

“Commenting on the find, Angus McCoss, Exploration Director, said: "Wawa-1 found light oil and gas condensate, trapped separately from TEN and demonstrates once again that liquid rich hydrocarbons are pervasive in this prospective licence”

Tullow (49.95%) operates the Deepwater Tano licence and is partnered by Kosmos Energy (18.00%), Anadarko Petroleum (18.00%), Sabre (4.05%) and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) (10% carried interest).