NOBLE ENERGY HAS made an oil discovery on block O at the Carmen prospect, offshore Equatorial Guinea. The well encountered approximately 7.9 m of net oil pay along with 4 m of net gas pay, the company says.
TOTAL UPSTREAM NIGERIA has started production from the Akpo deepwater development ahead of the planned start-up date.
The field has proved and probable reserves estimated at 620 MMbbl of condensate (around 50° API), and more than 1 tcf of gas.
FOLLOWING AN INDEPENDENT assessment UK-based Afren has confirmed that its Ebok field off Nigeria has provedprobable reserves of 148 mn barrels of oil for the FB1 and FB2 areas of the field.
TULLOW OIL HAS discovered a highly-pressured light hydrocarbon accumulation at the Tweneboa-1 exploration well in its Deepwater Tano license in 1,148 m of water offshore Ghana. The well, drilled to a depth of 3,593 m, encountered 21 m of net pay. The well is now being deepened to further assess the discovery and the up-dip limit of a potential deepwater fan system.