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Drilling starts offshore Accra to find oil
 
Posted on: 21-Jun-2013         Source: Ekow Quandzie
 
 
 
The search for oil in the capital is on as UK explorer, Ophir Energy announces the commencement of drilling at the Starfish-1 well offshore Accra, Ghana.

Ophir, which operates offshore Accra, says June 19, 2013 that the Starfish-1 well is its first well in Ghana and will be drilled by the Stena DrillMax drillship.

The Starfish-1 well is located in water depths of 1,500m and has a target depth of 3,850m.

“The well kicks off an acceleration of Ophir’s drilling operations into a broader gas and oil exploration programme,” Nick Cooper, Ophir’s CEO said in a statement.

The well is expected to require approximately 40-days to complete, said Ophir who has 20% equity position in Offshore Accra.