TEN field

According to him, about 30 million standard cubic feet (30 mmscf) of gas is expected to flow from the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme(TEN) field by the end of the first quarter 2017.

TEN field“We can now have gas from Jubilee if we have challenges; we can still have gas through the TEN project,” Buah declared during a joint press briefing with the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper.

The minister stressed that while it was very important to be excited about progress made so far in Ghana’s nascent oil industry, the issue of domestic gas production was what should be more exciting.

“We are more excited about the possibility of producing indigenous gas for our country,” he stressed.

The TEN project, developed over a three-year period, started commercial oil production last week, producing 23,000 barrels of oil per day (23,000 bpd), but will ramp up to 80,000 bpd by next year.

“Another major project (the SANKOFA project by ENI and Vitol) is already in construction phase, which is also going to be delivered by 2018, giving us almost 190 mmscf of gas,” said Buah.

“It means that we are really steadily gradually producing enough gas to meet not only our power demands, but creating a quantum leap for industrialization.”

The minister stated the petroleum sector and the things Ghana had been doing will go a long way to make Ghana’s economic future bright.

“We have challenges, but we believe we are in the right direction,” he added. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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