By: Fred Yaw Sarpong (PUBLISHED in Daily Express on 09/06/2015)
Ghana Gas Company has said that it is ready to accommodate gas that will proceed from Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) when production starts from these wells in 2016, according to the Director of Operation, Mr. Robert Kofi Lartey.
According to the Director of Operation, the pipe laid from the FPSO to the Atuabo Gas at Anokyi in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region can accommodate gas up to 300 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd). But currently the Atuabo Gas facility can process gas up to 150 million standard cubic feet per day.
He said what they have to do is to expand the facility of Atuabo Gas so that it can accommodate additional gas from TEN fields when production start.
Daily Express gathered that currently Atuabo Gas receives raw gas of about 100 million standard cubic feet per day, but they process about 95 MMscfd of the raw gas from the Jubilee Field. The remaining five are water and other substances which come up after the processing.
He said this when a group of journalists made up of members from Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) visited Western Region. The trip was to allow the journalists acquaint themselves with the development in the region as far as oil and gas productions are concern. The trip was in partnership with the GIZ and SECO.
The Utility Supervisor at Atuabo Gas, Mr. Michael Kwabena Mireku explained there are four different products they generate from the 60 MMscfd raw gas they get from the Jubilee Field. These products are Lean Gas, LPG, Pentanes and Condensates.
He said that out of the number they receive from the Jubilee Filed, they generate 57.58 MMscfd Lean Gas, which goes to the Volta River Authority (VRA) at Aboadze.
About 195 tons of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) goes to the Quantum Terminal Limited at Anokyi for distribution across the country. Also, out of the 60 million MMscfd from the Jubilee Field, about 15 tons of Pentane goes to Marinus.
Daily Express gathered that Marinus is yet to start operation and for that matter Ghana Gas manage the Pentanes on behalf of Marinus. About 45 tons of Condensates also goes to the Third Party Offtaker, according to Mr. Mireku.
The Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project is a new discovery by the Jubilee partners (Tullow, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, Petro SA and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation ‘GNPC’).
Officially, ten (10) out of the 23 wells identified have been drill and production expected to start in 2016.
The TEN fields are located in the Deepwater Tano licence which covers an area of more than 800 square kilometres (800sq km), and lies around 20 kilometres (20km) west of Tullow’s Jubilee field.
The TEN project is expected to deliver first oil in 2016, with a plateau production rate of 80,000 barrels of oil per day. Future development of gas resources at TEN is anticipated immediate after the commencement of oil production.
Industry experts have argued that Ghana expects at least US$20 billion of investment in its booming oil industry over the next five years, mainly from foreign companies.
Ghana Gas Company is mandated to build, own and operate infrastructure required for the gathering, processing, transporting and marketing of natural gas resources in the country.