Aker Energy proposes to develop oilfield offshore Ghana

Aker Energy Ghana has submitted an integrated plan of development and operations (PDO) to Ghanaian authorities for the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana.

Under the PDO, Aker Energy has proposed to carry out offshore development work along with partners Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Lukoil Overseas Ghana Tano, and Fueltrade.

The main Pecan field, located in ultra-deep waters ranging from 2,400 to 2,700 metres about 115 kilometres offshore Ghana, will be developed with a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel and a subsea production system (SPS).

The development of the Pecan field will comprise up to 26 subsea wells. It is planned for 14 advanced, horizontal oil producers and 12 injectors with alternating water and gas injection (WAG), and the use of multiphase pumps as artificial lift, to maximise oil production.

Total reserves from the Pecan field development are estimated to be 334 million barrels of oil, and plateau production is estimated at 110,000 barrels of oil per day.

Production from the field is expected to last for more than 25 years.

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