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Ghana Contract Monitor

13. West Cape Three Points Block 2 (673sqkm)

Contract Parties (Operator)

Springfield E&P, EXPLORCO and GNPC
Effective Date/Initial Exploration Period

Effective Date: July 26, 2016
Initial Exploration Period (2.5 years + 2 years extension): 
July 26, 2016 – January 25, 2021

Minimum Exploration Program (Initial Phase)

  • Drill one (1) Exploration Well
  • Conduct geological and geophysical studies
Minimum Expenditure

$30,000,000
Observations as of 2017

Initial exploration period was supposed to end in July 2018 
but has been extended to 2021. This extension came barely 
six months into the.  Seismic data processing is ongoing.
2019 Update

The contractor has acquired 3D data for processing. The 
extension granted in 2016 will expire in 2021. However the 
9 months granted by Petroleum commission for the company 
to submit appraisal programme for inherited discoveries 
is still in default. 

No drilling has been made to date.
2020 Update

The Contractor drilled the Afina-1X and made a discovery, 
indicating in 2020 that the discovery merits appraisal.

Contractor notified the government of its intention to 
appraise the Afina Cenomanian Discovery with the 
submission of the Appraisal Program in May.
The Contractor has requested for the extension of 
deadline for submitting the appraisal programme to 
2021 due to the pandemic.