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Ghana, Gulf of Guinea States to collaborate in gas industry

States along the Gulf of Guinea, have agreed to strengthen their collaboration towards the utilisation of their gas resources. Ghana, which is one of the countries at the forefront of such a move, says the Gulf of Guinea’s tremendous potential is creating investment opportunities for the region and needs to …

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CSPOG warns against manipulation of Ghana’s local content legislation

Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas (CSPOG), a coalition of civil society organisations, on Wednesday warned oil companies to desist from subtle attempts to undermine the passage of the Local Content Legislative Instrument (LI). The LI is currently before Parliament. CSPOG said intelligence information gathered by members suggests that …

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Ghana to host West Africa oil & gas conference

Ghana has for the third time, been tipped as a suitable venue to host the 18th Annual Offshore West Africa Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition scheduled for January 21 to 23, 2014. This follows immediately a similar successful event held this year, attracting an international audience of over 1,200 …

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French Technip wins $1.2b TEN contracts offshore Ghana

France’s Technip has announced it’s been awarded two contracts worth $1.23 billion for the development of the Tweneboa-Enyera-Ntomme (TEN) project offshore Ghana. Technip, who is leading a consortium with Norway’s Subsea7, said October 31, 2013 those two contracts which involves engineering, fabrication and installation at the TEN fields were awarded …

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Residents accuse Ghana Gas of polluting River Ellonyi

The chief and people of Ellonyi in the Jomoro District of the Western Region have registered their dissatisfaction over Ghana Gas Company (GGC) pollution of River Ellonyi, the main source of drinking water for the community. They have, therefore, made a passionate appeal to the Government to, as a matter …

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Former GNPC boss says not privy to sale of drill ship

A former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Amos Ofori Quaah, yesterday told the Judgment Debt Commission that he was never privy to any information regarding the sale of Discovery D551, the oil drill ship belonging to the corporation. The ship was sold at $24 …

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CSOs urge government to design strategic policy options for natural gas

Government has  been called upon to frequently engage all stakeholders in the oil and gas sector to update them on policies and programmes being set out to man the sector for effective management. Civil Society Organisations (CSO) who made the call on Thursday said there was the need for government …

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Tullow completes FPSO shutdown maintenance

Tullow Ghana Limited on Thursday said shut down maintenance of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah has been successfully completed. A statement from the company said, the shut down which begun on Friday September 20 September, was successfully completed on Sunday September 29. “All key work scopes including Vessel Inspections and Cleaning, …

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US’ FMC Technologies wins $340m subsea contract for TEN project in Ghana

US-based FMC Technologies announced October 15, 2013 that it has been awarded a $340 million contract to supply what it calls subsea systems for Ghana’s Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) oil project. The company said it received an order from Tullow Ghana, operator at TEN, to supply the subsea systems for the development …

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