Aker Energy has contracted the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Viking to drill the Pecan-4A appraisal well in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points block offshore Ghana.
The contract covers one firm well with an expected duration of 30-35 days, with options for additional wells. The contract is expected to start in 4Q 2018.
The Maersk Viking is currently warm-stacked in the Gulf of Mexico and will imminently commence its voyage to Ghana.
Jan Arve Haugan, CEO of Aker Energy, said: “… The main objective of the well will be to test the extension of the Pecan field. This will give valuable and important input when optimizing the plan of development for the field and in understanding the wider appraisal potential of the block.”
Aker Energy is the operator of the block with a 50% participating interest. Its partners are Lukoil (38%), Ghana National Petroleum Corp. (10%), and Fueltrade (2%).