Springfield Exploration and Production revealed its 50 metres of light net oil pay discovery at its Afina-1 well, with a gross thickness of 65 metres, offshore Ghana.
This is the first deepwater well to be drilled by an African independent. It was drilled on the West Cape Three Points (WCTP) Block 2 and work commenced on it on October 7.
“The well was drilled in water depths of 1,030 metres, reaching a total depth of 4,082 metres. It also found 10 metres of hydrocarbon-bearing sands, including light oil and gas, in Turonian-age sands, in a secondary target. The Turonian find was said to be at the edge of the structure. More details will be announced soon,” Springfield said in a statement, together with the Ghanaian government and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).
Springfield’s CEO, Kelvin Okyere said they are excited about the discovery as it ties into their vision of becoming a leading African player with a global focus.
The Afina-1 well was to be followed by the Oak-1x well, the block which was previously part of the original WCTP block held by Kosmos Energy.