Akim Oda, Sept. 30,
GNA - Kosmos continues to play a critical role in ensuring that Ghana benefits from
the natural gas produced alongside oil at the Jubilee field.
The Ghana News Agency’s (GNA) interaction with Kosmos in Accra revealed that in November 2014, the Jubilee Unit connected to the Kwame Nkrumah Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) to the offshore pipeline, was to initiate gas flow to the Ghana National Gas Company’s (GNGC) onshore gas processing facility at Atuabo.
Speaking on phone from Accra to the GNA at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipality, Mr. Philip Liverpool, Kosmos Commercial Director, said this new infrastructure had allowed the Jubilee Partners to ship approximately 60 to 80 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to the Atuabo facility.
He said once processed, gas was then shipped to a Volta River Authority (VRA) facility at Aboadze, where it was used to generate electricity for public and industrial use.
“Using Jubilee field gas to generate reliable power is expected to improve living conditions, strengthen economic development, and save money for Ghana by displacing the imported diesel fuel, historically used to generate electricity,” he said.
The Commercial Director said the full commissioning of the gas processing plant at Atuabo was expected to be completed this year.
“Kosmos has worked with GNGC throughout the process to realize a successful start-up of gas exports from Jubilee Field,” he said.
Mr. Liverpool said Kosmos and GNGC also worked to design a critical by-pass of the Atuabo facility, which would realize reliable power generation, by providing a second channel through which gas could be shipped to VRA’s facility at Aboadze.