The Reuters news service reports that Shell officials have approached Ghana oil officials to express interest in exploring for oil in the country.
“We have a growing appetite for Ghana and we are seeking the opportunity to participate in the country’s upstream activities,” Mike Muller, the global head of Shell trading, was quoted as saying.
Mr. Muller told the news service, “We are working to acquire a licence for exploration…we hope we get the opportunity.”
According to the report, Shell has been in talks with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) officials on the matter.
Oil was found in Ghana in commercial quantities in June 2007. Commercial production however, began on December 15, 2010 and as at June 30, 2011, over 15 million barrels of oil have been produced so far and 15 oil cargoes have been exported, according to Tullow Oil.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi