Hess Corp. announces Pecan-1 discovery in offshore Ghana Hess Corporation filed a notice of discovery with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation for the Pecan-1 exploration well located in the Deepwater Tano / Cape Three Points license offshore Ghana, which has encountered 245 net feet of oil pay in two separate Turonian intervals. Hess currently has a 90% interest in the block. The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) holds the remaining 10%. The Pecan-1 well was drilled to a total depth of 15,420 feet in a water depth of 8,245 feet. Pecan-1 is Hessí fifth discovery on the block. Pre-development and further exploration activities are planned in 2013.