Kosmos appraises Mahogany East area off Ghana

Kosmos Energy LLC., Dallas, said its Mahogany-5 appraisal well on the West Cape Three Points block off Ghana continued the successful appraisal of Jubilee-age reservoirs.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 9
-- Kosmos Energy LLC., Dallas, said its Mahogany-5 appraisal well on the West Cape Three Points block off Ghana continued the successful appraisal of Jubilee-age reservoirs.

Drilling, wireline logs, and reservoir fluid samples show the well penetrated 75 ft of net hydrocarbon-bearing oil pay in good-quality sandstone reservoirs over a 167-ft gross interval. Reservoir fluid samples indicate 28-32° gravity oil, and pressure data confirm communication with the Mahogany-4 well.

“We are confident the results of our appraisal program will lead to the submittal of a plan to the Ghanaian government for the development and production of this area,” Kosmos said.

The well is in the Mahogany East area just east of the Jubilee Field Unit. The Mahogany-5, 3, 4, and 2 wells complete the company’s planned appraisal of the east area.

Kosmos, operator of the West Cape Three Points Block with 30.875% interest, will continue geoscience and engineering studies and advanced preliminary development planning activities for the Mahogany East Area. It also continues geoscience and engineering studies of its Odum oil discovery.

Mahogany-5 went to 13,085 ft in 3,770 ft of water 38 miles offshore and 4½ miles southeast of the Mahogany-1 discovery well for Jubilee field.

After drilling for another operator, the rig will resume work for Kosmos in the fourth quarter of 2010 for a 9-month exploration and appraisal drilling program on the West Cape Three Points Block.

Other block interests are Anadarko Petroleum Corp. 30.875%, Tullow Oil PLC 22.896%, EO Group 3.5%, and Sabre Oil & Gas 1.854%. Ghana National Petroleum Co. has a 10% carried interest.

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