Oil Production First Lady commissions third FPSO named after ex-president Kufour

The vessel, which has the capacity to produce 58,000 barrels of oil and 98 million standard cubic feet of gas daily, was named after ex-president John Agyekum Kufour.

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Ghana's third Floating Offloading Production and Storage (FPSO) has been commissioned at a ceremony held in Singapore Friday by the First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

The vessel, which has the capacity to produce 58,000 barrels of oil and 98 million standard cubic feet of gas daily, was named after ex-president John Agyekum Kufour.

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It will operate at the Offshore Cape Three Point oilfields in the Western Region.

The vessel is owned by ENI Oil, Ghana Limited, Vitol Upstream, Ghana Limited and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation. It is expected to sail into Ghanaian waters by April 2017, to start work.

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It is expected to sail into Ghanaian waters by April 2017, to start work.

Ghana’s first FPSO was named after the country’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah. FPSO Kwame Nkrumah operates in the Jubilee oil fields off the coast of Ghana. On 1 May 2010, the vessel was renamed Kwame Nkrumah MV21, and on 15 May 2010, she started her trip to her base in the Western Coast of Ghana. She arrived in Ghana on 21 June 2010. The vessel is estimated to cost US$875 mi llion.

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The FPSO Professor John Evans Atta Mills is the country’s second FPSO. It is also named after former president in September 2015. The vessel, which was constructed in Singapore started producing oil from the TEN fields in July/August 2016.

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Meanwhile, a total number of 18 subsea wells will be connected to the FPSO. Meanwhile, a 63km pipeline to shore will provide domestic gas supply to Ghana’s thermal power plants for more than 15 years.

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