Hess filed a Notice of Discovery with the Minister for Energy of Ghana for the Paradise-1 exploration well in the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points license, offshore Ghana.
Paradise-1 encountered 490 net feet (149 meters) of oil and gas condensate pay over three different intervals. Drilled by the Maersk Deliverer semisub, the well reached a total depth of 16,436 feet (5,010 meters) in a water depth of 6,038 feet (1,840 meters).
Hess will evaluate the drilling results while working with GNPC and the government of Ghana in order to assess the find. Hess is operator of the discovery with a 90% interest in the license, with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation holding the remaining interest.
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