Aker Energy, who purchased Hess Corp’s Ghana interest less than nine months ago, has set to work on the acreage, signing a rig contract and looking to drill in the next month and half.
The Maersk Drilling operated ultra deepwater drillship Maersk Viking will spud the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore Ghana latest November 2018. Aker’s contract with Maersk covers one firm well with an expected duration of between 30 and 35 days, with options for additional wells.
The location of the probe is in an ultra deepwater depth of 2,674metres in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block. The main objective of the well will be to test the extension of the Pecan Field. This will give valuable and important input when optimizing the plan of development for the field and in understanding the wider appraisal potential of the block”.
Aker Energy operates the DWT/CTP block with a 50% participating interest, LUKOIL (38%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (10%) and Fueltrade (2%).