The company notes that additional drilling will be needed for gas and oil to be confirmed.

The Akoma exploration well is located about 50 kilometres off the coast and 12 kilometres north-west from Sankofa hub, where the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO is located. The well was drilled by the Maersk Voyager drilling ship in a water depth of 350 meters and reached a total depth of 3790 meters.

The well was drilled by the Maersk Voyager drilling ship in a water depth of 350 meters and reached a total depth of 3790 meters.

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Akoma - 1X proved a single gas and condensate column in a 20 m thick sandstone reservoir interval of cenomanian age with good petrophysical properties and with hydrocarbon down to.

The Joint Venture of CTP-Block 4 is formed by Eni Ghana (operator, 42.469%), Vitol Upstream Tano (33.975%), GNPC (10%), Woodfields Upstream (9,556%), Explorco (4,00%).

Ghana is among the key Countries for Eni’s organic growth. The company has been operating in the Country since 2009 and accounts currently a gross production of about 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.