Oil Sector Ghana’s new FPSO named after Kufuor

The FPSO which will operate  in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) oilfields in the Western region.

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John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO

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The new Floating Offloading Production and Storage (FPSO) vessel at the Jurong Shipyard (JSL) in Singapore to pave the way for the production of oil in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) has been named after former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

According to Pulse.com.gh’s sources, the decision to name Ghana’s third FPSO was taken by former President John Mahama.

The FPSO which will operate  in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) oilfields in the Western region.

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In the naming of the FPSO was First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

The vessel, built by Singapore’s Keppel Offshore and Marine Company Ltd will process 58,000 barrels of oil and 98 million standard cubic feet of gas a day from the OCTP fields comprising Sankofa East – Cenomanian Oil, Sankofa East – Campanian Oil, Sankofa Main Gas, Sankofa East Gas, Gye Nyame Gas.

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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.

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

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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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