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Ghana Instructs Eni and Local Producer to Combine Oil Fields

May 08, 2020

Ghana has directed Eni SpA and Springfield E&P to begin talks to combine their adjacent oil and gas fields, according to a letter seen by Reuters.The April 9 letter from Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu to the two companies says seismic data indicates that Eni's Sankofa offshore field…

New CEO for Aker Energy

May 08, 2020

Aker Energy, a Norwegian oil company focused on Ghana's offshore resources, has appointed a new CEO.Aker ASA, Aker Energy's parent company, said Friday in its first-quarter report that Håvard Garseth took over as Aker Energy's CEO in April.Prior…

Yinson Closes $800M FPSO Refinancing

Apr 16, 2020

Yinson has completed an $800 million refinancing exercise for FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, with the loan drawn down on April 14.The FPSO firm had announced the refinancing deal for the FPSO located in Ghana back in November 2019. The company at…

Aker Energy Delays Ghana Offshore Project 'Indefinitely'

Apr 01, 2020

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo in February said he expected Norwegian oil firm Aker Energy to make a final investment decision on the Pecan offshore development 'within a month or two.' The wait is now set to be prolonged 'indefinitely.'Namely…

Ghana Expects Aker Energy's FID on Pecan 'Within 1-2 Months'

Feb 25, 2020

Ghana expects Norway's Aker Energy to make a final investment decision in the near future regarding the West African country's planned Pecan oilfield development, Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Monday.The government has been frustrated…

Aker Energy, Yinson Sign Pecan FPSO LoI

Feb 21, 2020

Norwegian oil and gas company Aker Energy has signed a letter of intent with Malaysian FPSO provider for the delivery of an FPSO for Aker Energy's Pecan oil field offshore Ghana.Subject to a firm contract signing, Yinson will get the deal for…

Aker Energy Taps Fugro for Pecan Field Survey in Ghana

Feb 10, 2020

Aker Energy, a Norwegian oil company working to develop its Pecan field, offshore Ghana, has hired the Dutch offshore survey specialist Fugro to examine the seabed at the location ahead of the further Pecan infrastructure planning.The Pecan…

Aker Energy Names New Ghana Country Director

Jan 31, 2020

Norwegian oil company Aker Energy has named Kadijah Amoah as Country Director for its business in Ghana. The company explained the appointment as part of its strategy to strengthen its local presence and management in Ghana. Aker Energy holds…

Springfield Reports Big Find Offshore Ghana

Dec 11, 2019

Ghana's Springfield E&P said on Wednesday that it had discovered 1.5 billion barrels of oil and 0.7 trillion cubic feet of gas in its Afina-1 well in the West Cape Three Points (WCTP) Block 2, offshore GhanaThe undiscovered potential of the…

Ghana Energy Official Calls for Regulatory Changes

Nov 06, 2019

Ghana's Deputy Energy Minister Amin Adam said on Wednesday that domestic laws must be changed to allow companies already producing to further explore offshore areas for more oil.'We're changing our law to allow companies that are already producing in a certain area to continue with exploration…

Africa’s Boundary Rows Delay Offshore Projects

Oct 31, 2019

The International Court of Justice has delayed to early November the hearing of the maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia and hence delaying further the earlier approved offshore oil and gas exploration activities by both countries…

Springfield Kicks Off Ghana Drilling Campaign

Oct 11, 2019

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), a subsidiary of Springfield Group, has spudded the first of its new deepwater wells off the coast of Ghana.After targeting Afina-1x, the Stena Forth drillship will move to drill Oak-1x. The…

Aker Energy Issues Bonds to AFC

Jul 09, 2019

Aker Energy Ghana, a subsidiary of Norwegian-based oil exploration and production firm Aker Energy AS, has entered into an agreement to issue $100 million of convertible subordinated bonds to Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).AFC also intends to take part in future capital market activities…

Eni Awarded License Offshore Ghana

Jul 03, 2019

Eni and its partners have been awarded rights to Block WB03, located in the medium deep waters of the prolific Tano Basin, offshore Ghana, the Italian supermajor announced of Wednesday.Eni said it will be the operator of the license, and its…

Tullow Encounters Delays Offshore Ghana

Jun 27, 2019

UK-based oil & gas company Tullow Oil Plc’s subsidiary Tullow Oil Ghana, has announced the pushing back completion of drilling of the Enyenra-14 production well in Deepwater Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) field development following revision of 2019 projection figures for this offshore project…

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