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Ghana Contract Monitor

2. Central Tano Block

Contract Parties (Operator)

AMNI Int. Petroleum Dev. Company and GNPC
Effective Date/Initial Exploration Period

Effective Date: March 21, 2015
Initial Exploration Period (3 years+2 years extension): 
March 21,2015 - March 20, 2020

Minimum Exploration Program (Initial Phase)

  • License 3D seismic data over Contract Area (about 277.9sqkm);
  • Drill two (2) Exploration Wells
Minimum Expenditure

$150,000,000
Observations as of 2017

Before its Initial exploration period end in 2018, the company 
exploration period was extended in 2016 to 2020. The contract 
area also falls within the area affected by ITLOS case.
2019 Update

The contractor did not fulfil the minimum work obligation even 
after extension to accommodate the ITLOS injunction. 
The Ministry has not provided update as to why the contractor 
still holds the block.
2020 Update
The Contractor got approval from the PC to use the Ensco DS7
drillship to drill the Kusia-1 exploration well in April-May 2020. Drilling deferred due to the CODVID-19 pandemic. 
Drilling of Kusia-1 well rescheduled to Q4 2020/Q1 2021.