The new discovery was evaluated after a thorough examination of large 3D seismic datasets and well data, which included pressure measurements, fluid sampling, and intelligent formation testing using cutting-edge technologies.
The pressure and fluid data (oil density and gas-to-oil ratio) as well as reservoir parameters obtained are compatible with the prior Akoma and Sankofa field discoveries. The well deliverability potential, estimated at 5000 bopd, is similar to the wells presently in production from the Sankofa Field, according to the production testing results.
The estimated hydrocarbons in place between the Sankofa field and the Eban-Akoma complex has now surpassed 1.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, and an additional appraisal well could confirm additional oil in place upside.
Due to its proximity to existing infrastructures, the discovery can be fast-tracked to production with a subsea tie-in to the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO, with the aim to extend its production plateau and increase production. The Eban discovery demonstrates the success of Eni’s infrastructure-led exploration approach in its main properties around the world.
The Joint Venture of CTP Block 4 is operated by Eni (42.469%), on behalf of partners Vitol (33.975%), GNPC (10%), Woodfields (9,556%), and GNPC Explorco (4,00%).