Work on the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme project is around 55 percent complete, according to Tullow Oil.

Tullow to start Ghana project, Côte d’Ivoire request rejected

ACCRA, April 27, 2015 – UK upstream operator Tullow Oil has said its Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme multi-field project offshore Ghana is on track for startup in 2016, after the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea rejected a request of Côte d’Ivoire to cease drilling in a disputed zone.

The maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire was referred to the international tribunal for arbitration, after 10 attempts at a joint boundary commission over three years failed to achieve results.

 

Côte d’Ivoire has requested a provisional suspension of oil-related activity in the maritime territory, which stretches out into ultra deepwaters. Ghana asserts that this is within its exclusive economic zone.

The International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea directed all parties to take the necessary steps and to co-operate to prevent harm to the marine environment in the disputed area. The tribunal’s final ruling is expected in 2017. To date, a total of 10 production wells have been drilled at the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme fields.

 

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