Exploration/Appraisal

Aker Energy 7508

Aker Energy has identified numerous appraisal targets in its operated block offshore Ghana.

The Tano Basin offshore Ghana is a prolific petroleum region, and Aker Energy estimates that the block contains a potential volume upside of around 400 mmboe from additional appraisal activities, in addition to the identified contingent resources.

Aker Energy has identified several potential appraisal targets in the DWT/CTP block. The planned Pecan FPSO will be centrally located in the block, and will have the capacity and flexibility for a number of future tie-ins.

The company is currently evaluating the Beech discovery for a future phase of the development. It is a simple and well-defined structure that was discovered by Hess in 2012 that is currently planned to be developed with two producers and two injectors. The Pecan field also holds further upside potential in a number of appraisal targets, such as Pecan South, Pecan East, and Pecan South East. The company will further analyse the targets throughout 2018, and plans a drilling campaign of 3-6 wells during the next couple of years.

In addition, AGM holds a 66 percent participating interest in the South Deepwater Tano block, just south of the DWT/CTP block. AGM is an affiliated company that is funded by TRG, one of Aker Energy’s major shareholders. The two blocks are both located on the same geological trend, and Aker Energy benefits from knowledge and data sharing with AGM in the effort to identify the optimal appraisal targets in the area.

Discoveries And Appraisal