Exploration

Tullow antes up for Liberia stake

TULLOW OIL HAS bought 25 per cent interest in LB-15, LB-16 and LB-17 licenses in Liberia in January. The company joined US independent Anadarko Petroleum and Spain’s Repsol YPF to explore in Liberia.

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Noble pay Equatorial Guinea

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.

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Akpo field onstream ahead of schedule

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.

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Afren shores up Ebok

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.

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Tullow in Ghana makes deepwater discovery

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.

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