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The Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel “John Agyekum Kufuor”, was named on 3 February by Ghana’s First Lady, H.E. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, after Ghana’s President Emeritus, H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor

FPSO3John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO vessel ready to set sail to Offshore Cape Three Points, Ghana (Image source: ENI)

The FPSO, specifically commissioned by Eni, Vitol and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation for their development of Ghana’s Sankofa and Gye Nyame fields was built in the Keppel shipyard, Singapore. 

The FPSO shall operate in Sankofa-Gye Nyame field in the Tano Basin, in Ghana’s offshore, for the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project.

The FPSO has an oil treatment capacity of 58,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) and a gas treatment capacity of up to 210mn standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d). Additional facilities include a water injection module of up to 55,000 bbls/d and gas injection facilities of up to 150 mmscf/d. 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, a significant contribution for the country’s energy needs and economic development.

Eni is the OCTP block’s operator with a 44.44 per cent stake. The other partners are Vitol with 35.56 per cent and GNPC with 20 per cent.

Eni has been present in Ghana since 2009, where it operates through its subsidiary Eni Ghana. Besides the OCTP license, Eni operates the Cape Three Points Block 4 exploration license.