First oil flows from OCTP project offshore Ghana
Eni has started production from its Offshore Cape Three Points block off western Ghana, three months ahead of schedule.
The development covers theSankofa Main, Sankofa East and Gye-Nyame fields, 60 km (37 mi) offshore, with combined resources of around 770 MMboe comprising 500 MMbbl of oil and 40 bcm of non-associated gas. Produced gas is dedicated to Ghana’s domestic market.
TheFPSOJohn Agyekum Kufuor is designed to produce up to 85,000 boe/d from 18 subsea wells. A 63-km (39-mi) subsea pipeline will transport the gas to onshore receiving facilities in Sanzuke for processing and delivery to the national grid, supplying around 180 MMcf/d.
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said: “The launch of OCTP will provide gas to Ghana for over 15 years and the resulting electricity will give a real boost to the country’s development.”
Other partners in the OCTP block are Vitol and Ghana National Petroleum Corp.