Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), a subsidiary of Springfield Group, has spudded the first of its new deepwater wells off the coast of Ghana.
After targeting Afina-1x, the Stena Forth drillship will move to drill Oak-1x. The campaign is anticipated to run over a three-month period.
Springfield Group’s CEO Kevin Okyere said, "This milestone has been possible because we have not given up in the face of challenges. It is an achievement not to ourselves alone as Springfield, but to all our partners, contractors, the government and people of Ghana and Africa as a continent”
SEP is utilizing the Stena Forth, after signing a contract earlier this year with Stena Unicon Offshore Services Ghana Ltd.
Capable of operating in up to 10,000 feet of water and drilling to a depth of 35,000 feet, the Stena Forth arrived in Ghana on Friday October 4, 2019 after completing its operations in Guyana. The drillship, which was under contract with Tullow Oil Plc, spudded two wells in the South American country.
Springfield, which is a wholly-owned Ghanaian company, contracted the world’s largest seismic vessel in 2017. The Ramform Titan owned by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) undertook a 3-D seismic data acquisition on its block.