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Ghana awarded Tap Oil Ltd., Perth, operatorship and 36% interest in the Offshore Accra contract area in the Gulf of Guinea.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 30
– Ghana awarded Tap Oil Ltd., Perth, operatorship and 36% interest in the Offshore Accra contract area in the Gulf of Guinea.

The block covers 2,000 sq km southeast of Accra in 50-2,500 m of water on the West African Transform Margin. Other participants are Challenger Minerals (Ghana) Ltd. and AFEX International (Ghana) Ltd., each with 27%, and Ghana National Petroleum Co. a 10% carried interest.

Exploration in 2010 will focus on seismic reprocessing, shooting 850 line-km of 2D seismic, and drilling one well in 2011-12. The contract area is located over the West Africa Gas Pipeline, which originates in western Nigeria.

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