British oil producer Tullow says it is certain to undertake nine exploration and appraisal activities in Ghana during the year 2012.
The activities will take place at nine prospects, eight of which are located at the Deepwater Tano block and the other situated at the West Cape Three Points block, according to the company’s 2012 exploration and appraisal activity currently planned.
The prospects are Owo-1RA, Ntomme-2A deepening, Owo-1RA DST, Enyenra-4A and DST, Enyenra-3A DST, Wawa-1, Turonian Deep-1, Sapele-1 and Teak-4.
With the exception of the Owo-1RA, Ntomme-2A deepening prospects in which work is in progress, the plan shows work will start on two prospects (Owo-1RA DST, Enyenra-4A and DST) during the first quarter.
Activity for Enyenra-3A DST will begin within the second half, while work in Wawa-1 and Turonian Deep-1 will begin in the second quarter of 2012.
Sapele-1 and Teak-4 will see work in the fourth quarter and second half of the year.
“Exploration and Appraisal activity in Deep Water Tano will be completed during 2012 with the drilling of up to three exploration wells on the block, said Tullow who is the lead operator in all of the prospects exceptTeak-4.
The company says the forward plan for the Mahogany East Area remains under discussion with the government of Ghana.