Vanco Energy and Lukoil have something to celebrate in Ghana, a discovery. According to a release by the Russian firm drilling of the Dzata-1 on the Cape Three Points Deepwater paid off. The discovery was announced at a meeting in Accra between Vagit Alekperov, President of OAO Lukoil, and Ghana’s President John Atta-Mills.
The Dzata-1 was reported to be a significant discovery. The well was drilled to an estimated depth of 14,764 ft and tapped a 94 meter-thick hydrocarbon column containing a 25 meter multilayer oil and gas pay. The primary reservoir sandstone contains gas and light oil.
The well was drilled by a semi-submersible drilling unit for deepwater drilling, equipped with a dynamic positioning system. At present, the drilling is completed and the well is being plugged and temporarily abandoned. Lukoil said that the discovery is “assumed to be quite significant.” A program of detailed field appraisal will help assess and commercialize the discovery.
“The Dzata discovery confirms the high prospectivity of Ghana’s deepwater shelf and creates an opportunity to efficiently develop the hydrocarbon resources with the application of state-of-the-art technologies”, Alekperov said.