Kosmos Hits Paydirt Offshore Ghana

Kosmos Energy has reported that its Teak-2 exploration well in the West Cape Three Points license offshore Ghana has discovered 89 feet (27 meters) of net hydrocarbon-bearing Campanian and Turonian reservoirs.

The well was targeting an undrilled fault block between the Jubilee field and the Teak-1 discovery well, located 1.1 mile (1.8 kilometers) southwest of the Teak discovery well and 2.1 miles (3.5 kilometers) northwest of the Mahogany-2 well.

Drilling results confirm that the well has intersected five intervals containing high quality oil, gas and gas-condensate. Twenty feet (Six meters) of net oil and gas pay were encountered at the top of good quality Campanian reservoirs, over 328 feet (100 meters) thick. Tullow states that the Jubilee equivalent Turonian reservoirs contain 69 feet (21 meters) of net hydrocarbon pay, 52 feet (16 meters) of which is gas.

Additionally, static pressure data suggests that this potentially forms a gas cap to the Jubilee oil field. Further analyses and pressure interference testing will determine hydrocarbon contacts and the extent of these two adjoining fields.

The well was drilled by the Atwood Hunter semisub to a depth of 11,184 feet (3,409 meters) in a water depth of 2,904 feet (885 meters). Suspension operations will ensue, and then the rig will move to drill the Banda-1 well. Kosmos Energy operates the license, holding a 30.875% interest. Partners in the license include Tullow (22.896%), Anadarko (30.875%), E.O. Group (3.5%), Sabre Oil & Gas (1.854%), and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10% carried interest). 

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