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Title: Ghana seeks to resume offshore production

Abstract

Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) plans a two well offshore drilling program it hopes will lead to a resumption of hydrocarbon production in the West African state. The wells will be drilled in South Tano field in the extreme western sector of Ghana's offshore area, near the boundary with Ivory Coast. If the program is successful, the state company will develop a novel floating production system to handle and export oil. Gas will provide fuel for an electrical power generating unit integrated into a floating production system. Power will move ashore through a submarine cable. North and south Tano fields were discovered by Phillips Petroleum Corp., which relinquished the acreage in 1982. The South Tano discovery well flowed 1,614 b/d of oil and 8.2 MMCfd of gas. Studies by a unit of ARCO, when it was a partner in a group that later acquired the Tano block, pegged North Tano hydrocarbons in place at 53.6 million bbl of oil and 102 bcf of gas. Braspetro, under contract with GNPC, estimated South Tano hydrocarbons in place at 82 million bbl of oil and 100 bcf of gas. GNPC is evaluating the possibility of rehabilitating Saltpond oil field about 150 miles east-northeastmore » of North and South Tano. Saltpond has been shut in since 1985.« less

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5791240
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5791240
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oil and Gas Journal; (United States); Journal Volume: 89:24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; GHANA; OFFSHORE DRILLING; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; OIL FIELDS; EXPLOITATION; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; EXPLORATION; AFRICA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DRILLING; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 030200 -- Natural Gas-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 020300 -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production

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Not Available. Ghana seeks to resume offshore production. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
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Not Available. Mon . "Ghana seeks to resume offshore production". United States.
@article{osti_5791240,
title = {Ghana seeks to resume offshore production},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) plans a two well offshore drilling program it hopes will lead to a resumption of hydrocarbon production in the West African state. The wells will be drilled in South Tano field in the extreme western sector of Ghana's offshore area, near the boundary with Ivory Coast. If the program is successful, the state company will develop a novel floating production system to handle and export oil. Gas will provide fuel for an electrical power generating unit integrated into a floating production system. Power will move ashore through a submarine cable. North and south Tano fields were discovered by Phillips Petroleum Corp., which relinquished the acreage in 1982. The South Tano discovery well flowed 1,614 b/d of oil and 8.2 MMCfd of gas. Studies by a unit of ARCO, when it was a partner in a group that later acquired the Tano block, pegged North Tano hydrocarbons in place at 53.6 million bbl of oil and 102 bcf of gas. Braspetro, under contract with GNPC, estimated South Tano hydrocarbons in place at 82 million bbl of oil and 100 bcf of gas. GNPC is evaluating the possibility of rehabilitating Saltpond oil field about 150 miles east-northeast of North and South Tano. Saltpond has been shut in since 1985.},
doi = {},
journal = {Oil and Gas Journal; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 89:24,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jun 17 00:00:00 EDT 1991},
month = {Mon Jun 17 00:00:00 EDT 1991}
}