Accessibility Links

Eni makes new gas discovery in Ghana



Eni have announced a gas and condensate discovery from their first exploration well in the CTP-Block 4 offshore Ghana.

This is the first discovery in the CTP-Block 4, which Eni operate with a 42% stake
(Image via Financial Times)

The well was drilled as part of the Akoma exploration prospect and has proved an estimated volume between 550 and 650 bcf of gas and 18-20 mmbbl of condensate.

“The discovery has further additional upside for gas and oil that will require further drilling to be confirmed,” Eni said in a statement.

Located approximately 50km off the coast of Ghana, the exploration well - named Akoma-1X - was drilled by the Maersk Voyager drilling ship in a water depth of 350 metres and reached a total depth of 3790 metres.

It proved a single gas and condensate column in a 20-metre thick sandstone reservoir interval.

It sits approximately 12km north-west of the Sankofa hub where the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO is located. It’s expected that the FPSO will be used for production.

“Akoma-1X is the first well drilled in CTP-Block 4 and represents a discovery of a potentially commercial nature due to its close distance to the existing infrastructure,” said Eni.

“The discovery can be put on production with a subsea tie to the FPSO with the aim to extend its production plateau.”

Eni is the operator of the block with a 42.469% stake. Vitol hold 33.975%, state-owned GNPC have 10%, Woodfields Upstream have 9.556% and Explorco hold the remaining 4%.

Secure your next role in Africa’s Oil & Gas industry

Fircroft has been recruiting engineering and technical professionals for global Oil & Gas projects for almost fifty years. View all our current roles across Africa, or register with us for free to find out the latest opportunities from around the world.

Recent Comments
I am looking for the new position in HVAC
HAVART Frederic, 14 May 2019
Are your project need the piping construction supervisor I intetested follow your team works . Iam still looking for the jobmy contact Email : Thankyou, Best Regards, Maman sukarmanto
Maman sukarmanto, 15 May 2019
Add new comment
By commenting on this blog you're agreeing to our terms of use

Comments left should relate to the subject of the above blog. Unfortunately job applications cannot be accepted here.

For job enquiries and applications please use our job search and for technical or account queries please contact us.
Eni makes new gas discovery in Ghana - Time to read 2 min
Share this article


Back to Top

By clicking "Save" you consent to
receiving matching jobs based on the
job/page you are viewing by email from
Fircroft, as detailed in our privacy policy
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with our current vacancies and latest company updates via email. Occasionally Fircrofts marketing may contain 3rd party or affiliate information, however we will not share your personal data with any 3rd parties without your consent. From time to time, we might contact you to get your views on the service you have received. To help you get the best out of Fircroft, we may personalise them based on your location and how you use
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with the latest company updates and vacancies via SMS / Text messages
Your consent options above means that Fircroft cannot contact you about any new or alternative career vacancies. If you want Fircroft to only contact you about the role(s) you have applied for please continue, however if you would like to be considered for other positions please allow us to contact you by changing one or more of the above consent.