Monday, January 23, 2012

Oil & Gas Discoveries in West Africa in 2011

A study using the ‘docsearch tool’ by Derrick Petroleum Services reveals that there were 40 successful wells drilled in West Africa.

Out of these, 2 were in the Cote d’Ivoire, 2 in Sierra Leone, 7 in Mauritania, 17 in Ghana, and 1 in Guinea Bissau. 14 were exploration wells and the remaining were appraisals.

13 were operated by Kosmos, while 10 were drilled by Tullow.

A few of these discoveries are listed below
Operator
Name
Country
Anadarko Petroleum
Mercury
Sierra Leone
Anadarko Petroleum
Venus B-1
Sierra Leone
Dana Petroleum
Cormoran
Mauritania
Dana Petroleum
Aigrette
Mauritania
Dana Petroleum
Pelican
Mauritania
Eni
Gye Nyame-1
Ghana
Eni
Sankofa-1A
Ghana
Eni
Sankofa-2
Ghana
Hess
Paradise-1
Ghana
Kosmos Energy
Makore 
Ghana
Kosmos Energy
Banda West
Ghana
Kosmos Energy
Teak-1
Ghana
Kosmos Energy
Akasa-1 
Ghana
Kosmos Energy
Teak-2
Ghana
Kosmos Energy
Mahogany-5
Ghana


Source: Derrick Petroleum 'DocSearch'

To get more information on exploration in West Africa use the new Derrick OIl & Gas search tool. A sample search for West Africa is provided in the link below. 


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