Dana makes Offshore Ghana oil discovery

An oil discovery by Dana Petroleum PLC and Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (GNPC) on their first joint exploration well in the Western Tano contract area off Ghana indicates potential reserves in both shallow and deep waters, officials said. Click here to enlarge imageThe WT-1X well was drilled to 10,414 ft TD in 380 ft of water to explore both the Upper and Lower Cretaceous horizons in the shallow-water shelf region about 20 miles off Ghana. By testing reservoir development and source rock maturity in that area, company officials hoped to gain better understanding of the neighboring deepwater fan prospects.Subsequent testing and wireline logging proved hydrocarbons are present in both sa...

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