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Afren plc announced that the Nunya-1x exploration well in the Keta block offshore Ghana has encountered thick and high quality water bearing reservoirs.
The objective of the Nunya-1x exploration well was to explore a large four-way dip closed Upper Cretaceous prospect in the Keta block, located offshore Ghana. The well intersected 502 feet (153 meters) of very good quality sandstone reservoirs, however they were interpreted as water bearing. The well was drilled with the Transocean Marianas (DW semisub) to a total depth of 14,928 feet (4,550 meters) in a water depth of 5,535 feet (1,687 meters). Afren has a 35 percent carried interest in the Keta Block and is partnered by Eni (35 percent and operator), Mitsui (20 percent) and GNPC (10 percent).
"Whilst the Nunya-1x exploration well result is disappointing, it was the first well to test the Upper Cretaceous play on the Keta block and as such has provided important data with which to calibrate and further enhance our understanding of this under-explored block in what still remains a very high potential basin. We continue to make excellent progress with our wider exploration program, which has already yielded two significant discoveries year to date, and look forward next to the results of the Ebok North Fault Block exploration well which has spud in Nigeria and is drilling ahead towards target," said CEO Osman Shahenshah.
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