Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP) made history on Monday when it began drilling oil from the West Cape Three Points Block 2 in Ghana making it the first time independent oil and energy company in Africa drills in deep waters.

The WCTP 2 block is favorable as it has an enviable location, with Tullow Oil’s Jubilee field immediately to the west, Eni’s Sankofa-Gye Nyame field directly to the east and Hess’ Greater Pecan project to the south.

The Independent Ghanaian energy company drilling in Deep water offshore Ghana has joined the known exploration companies, mostly foreign-owned, who are currently either in production or exploration phase of operation in a Deepwater area.

 ‘According to me the crew on board, the Stena Forth Drillship officially commenced the campaign which is expected to run over three months on the block is believed to be highly prospective,’ revealed the Chief Executive Officer of Springfield, Mr. Kevin Okyere.

       Mr Okyere of Springfield company and Mr Ronsberg of Stena Forth Drillship 

 He added that it will test the Cenomanian potential to the East which already holds discovered resources. Mr. Okyere expressed confidence and hope that providence will smile on Ghanaians once again by having an indigenous company become a full player in the offshore business.

‘That is our greatest hope and prayer, that this opens the doors for more Ghanaians to become significant players in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons,’ he added.

It is understood that Springfield did a deal with Hess so that the 3D survey also extended into the northern part of Hess Deep water Tano-Cape Three points block to the south.

Chalking this milestone brings us closer to our vision of making our communities the ultimate beneficiaries of the resources on the continent. We are committed to achieving this to make Ghana and Africa proud,’ said the Springfield CEO Mr. Okyere.