Kosmos Makes Second Oil Discovery Offshore Ghana
Kosmos Energy announces today that the company has made a second significant oil discovery offshore the Republic of Ghana on the West Cape Three Points Block. The Odum-1 exploration well has confirmed another oil accumulation on the block based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and reservoir fluid samples. The Odum-1 well, which tested a different prospect than the company's Mahogany-1 discovery well, has been suspended as a future development well.
The Odum-1 well encountered a gross oil column of 60 meters (197 feet), which consisted of high-quality stacked reservoir sandstones and net oil-bearing pay of 22 meters (72 feet). Samples recovered from the reservoir indicated an oil gravity of approximately 29 degrees API. The Odum-1 well, which was drilled in water depths of 955 meters (3,151 feet), reached a total depth of 3,386 meters (11,109 feet). The well is located approximately 13 kilometers east of the Mahogany-1 well and the Jubilee Field.
Kosmos and its block partners used the "Songa Saturn" drillship to drill the Odum-1 well. When operations on the Odum-1 well are completed, the "Songa Saturn" will drill a second appraisal well of the Jubilee Field as part of the company's 2008 multi-well appraisal program. Kosmos and its partners conducted a high-resolution 3D seismic survey of 940 square kilometers (232,280 acres) over the Jubilee Field and adjacent areas in December 2007 following the company's announcement of the Mahogany-1 oil discovery in mid-June 2007.
"The success of the Odum-1 well and its confirmation of a new, significant oil province in Ghana's western offshore basin is another momentous event for the Republic of Ghana and Kosmos," said James C. Musselman, Kosmos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased that the second exploration well in our Ghana drilling program is another success. We look forward to continuing our work with the government and people of Ghana, as well as our block partners, to help develop and produce Ghana's vital natural resources."
This is the second exploration well drilled by Kosmos and its partners under the West Cape Three Points Block's seven-year exploration agreement.