Kevin Okyere’s Springfield Group has been making history as the first Ghanaian company to drill for crude oil in the country.
They achieved this amazing feat a year ago when the company successfully spudded its allocated oil well.
Spudding is the process of drilling and oil and gas well. First, a larger drill is used to make the surface hole on the sea bed and then the well is fortified with casing and cement to protect the groundwater.
In the oil and gas industry, this marks the start of commercializing an oil and gas well.
Kevin Okyere achieved this as the first wholly-owned Ghanaian company operating in the upstream oil and gas sector in the country.
They also became the first African energy company to drill in deepwater successfully.
“We achieved this feat on account of a dedicated and hard working Springfield Group family and partners supported by a team of experienced Contractors and Suppliers,” the company said on Instagram.
To pull this off, Springfield contracted a charter drillship, Stena Forth for two well drillings in the country on its deepwater West Cape Three Points, block 2 off the coast of Ghana.
The Stena Forth is one of the world’s most sophisticated drillships and capable of operating in up to 10,000 feet of water and drilling to a depth of 35,000 feet.
Springfield started drilling after it made two crude oil discoveries totalling 1.2bn barrels of crude in a block that it says will be bigger than the Jubilee field.
Congrats Springfield Group and Kevin Okyere.
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