Tullow strikes oil in Ghana

Tullow Oil's Ebony-1 exploration well in the shallow water Tano license off Ghana has struck oil-bearing sands.

Eric Watkins
Oil Diplomacy Editor

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 -- Tullow Oil's Ebony-1 exploration well in the shallow water Tano license off Ghana has struck oil-bearing sands.

Ebony-1 was spudded on Oct. 22 and reached 2,640 m TD.

The well lies in the southwestern area of the shallow water Tano Block in 86 m of water and is the second well in the license.

Tullo said successful logging and sampling operations confirmed a 4-m oil-bearing interval at 2,053 m and a 2-m high-pressure gas-condensate interval at 2,570 m.

Tullow, with a 31.5% interest, operates the shallow water Tano license on behalf of partners Interoil 31.5%, Al Thani 22.5%, Sabre Oil & Gas 4.5% carried, and GNPC 10% carried.

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