Ghana president kicks off Sankofa FPSO oil production
Italian oil and gas giant Eni has formally started oil production from its Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) block, in Ghana.
According to Ghanaian media reports, Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a ceremony aboard the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO on Thursday turned the valve, marking the formal start of oil production from the Sankofa and Gya-Nyame fields.
The OCTP integrated oil & gas development is made up of the Sankofa Main, Sankofa East and Gye-Nyame fields, which are located about 60 kilometers off Ghana’s Western Region coast.
The fields have about 770 million barrel of oil equivalent (mboe) in place, of which 500 million barrels of oil and 270 mboe of non-associated gas (about 40 billion cubic meters). The project includes the development of gas fields whose production will be utilized entirely by Ghana’s domestic market.
The “John Agyekum Kufuor” floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO), will produce up to 85,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) through 18 underwater wells.
A 63-kilometer submarine pipeline will transport gas to Sanzule’s Onshore Receiving Facilities (ORF), where it will be processed and transmitted to Ghana’s national grid, supplying approximately 180 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd).