From the Field

Eni FPSO setting to sail for Ghana

SINGAPORE, February 3, 2017 – Italian major Eni announced on Friday that it had named its brand new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, set to depart for the Offshore Cape Three Points project offshore Ghana shortly, after the country’s former president, John Agyekum Kufuor.

The vessel, with an oil-processing capacity of 58,000 barrels per day and a natural gas treatment capacity of 5.95 mcm (210 mcf) per day, is set to arrive at its destination in April, the company said in a statement.


“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,” the press release added.

Eni holds a 44.44% stake in the project, which seeks to unlock some 41 bcm (1.4 tcf) of non-associated gas and 500 million barrels of oil, while Vitol holds 35.56% and GNPC holds 20%.

First oil is planned for this year, followed by first gas in 2018.

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