Area Drilling

12/18/2000
BeninKerr-McGee Benin Consortium SA, a subsidiary of Kerr-McGee Corp., Oklahoma City, acquired 100% working interest in 2.5 million acre Block 4 off the West African country of Benin. The license covers all of Benin's deepwater offshore, in 300-10,000 ft of water in the Bight of Benin between Togo and Nigeria.GhanaGhana National Petroleum Co. restarted oil and gas production from Saltpond field 120 km southwest of Accra.Saltpond was producing a combined 2,000 b/d from two of seven wells. The field's gas has not been utilized.The field produced from 1977 to the late 1980s. Press reports indicated it has about 1 million bbl of reserves remaining.Nuevo Energy Co., Houston, hopes to d...
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