Eni delivers first gas from OCTP project offshore Ghana
Eni has started producing gas from the Sankofa field in the Offshore Cape Three Points integrated oil and gas project offshore Ghana.
Production comes currently from two of the four deepwater subsea wells connected to the FPSOJohn Agyekum Kufuor.
After final commissioning of the offshore facilities, production will gradually flow through a 60-km (37-mi) subsea pipeline to the onshore receiving facility in Sanzule, where the gas will be compressed and distributed to Ghana’s national grid.
The field should provide 180 MMcf/d for at least 15 years, sufficient feedstock for of Ghana’s power generation capacity.
According to Eni, OCTP is the sole deep offshore non-associated gas development in Sub-Saharan Africa dedicated entirely for domestic consumption. The project has the support of theWorld Bank, and it will also help Ghana shift from oil-fuelled power generation to a cleaner power source.
Dr. KK Sarpong, CEO of state-owned GNPC, a partner in the development, said his company would support Eni on the further steps to ensure gas delivery to the Ghanaian market reaches its expected volumes in the shortest period of time.
OCTP, which already produces oil, should ramp up eventually to 85,000 boe/d, Eni added.