Skip to main content

Southernmost Tip of Ghana Offshore Gas and Oil Drilling

Southernmost Tip of Ghana Offshore Gas and Oil Drilling

Late Cretaceous discovery and drilling off the southernmost tip of Ghana, Cape Three Points, is producing many rich gas and oil fields off Ghana’s coast.

Oil drums in Africa

The African continent is home to five of the top 30 oil producing countries in the world and Ghana offshore gas and oil drilling in the Tano Basin is the new hot spot. Ghana is a former British colony located on the south side of West Africa between Côte d'Ivoire and Togo. In 1957, it became the first country in Africa below the Saharan desert given independence. Its coastline, formerly called the Gold Coast, extends for about 335 miles or 540 km on the Gulf of Guinea.

Offshore gas and oil fields off Ghana’s Southernmost tip, Cape Three Points

In 2005, off the West Cape Three Points Block, Kosmos executed a 3D seismic survey over a portion of the block and unlocked the Tano Basin petroleum system with the Jubilee oil field in 2007. The Jubilee oil field is currently producing approximately 104,000 barrels per day. The field’s gross resources are estimated between 600 million and one billion barrels of oil equivalent. The 2008 Mahogany Oil field, 211 Akasa Oil field and the 2011 Teak Oil and gas-condensate field are major contributors to the Tano Basin petroleum system.

The Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) Integrated Oil and Gas Project include the Sankofa Main, Sankofa East, Gye Nyame, Sankofa East Cenomanian and Sankofa East Campanian fields. The Sankofa gas field was discovered in September 2009, the field was further appraised in April 2011 by drilling the Sankofa-2 well. The Gye Nyame gas field was discovered in July 2011, the field is located 10 miles or 16 km east of the Sankofa field. The Sankofa East gas field was discovered by drilling the Sankofa East-1X well in September 2012. The Sankofa East 2A well, the first appraisal well of the Sankofa East, was drilled in January 2013. Sankofa East Cenomanian and Sankofa East Campanian fields oil production from the projects started in May 2017 and is expected to peak at 80,000 barrels of oil a day in 2019.

On the other side, as gas and oil drilling is booming off Ghana seashores, wealth is not transforming the lives of the indigenous Cape Three Points residents. The Ahantas, who form about 6 percent, and the Nzemas and Evalues 11 percent of Ghanaians by birth in the region, occupy the entire coastline from Shama on the east to the western border of Ghana. The population is relatively young, with over 40 per cent within the age group 0-14.

Those Cape Three Points without electricity use mainly kerosene as lighting fuel. Fuel for cooking is mainly charcoal and firewood. Treated pipe-borne water is available mainly in the urban areas while the rural areas rely mainly on surface waters such as rivers, streams small lakes and springs. A few have access to relatively shallow but clean water wells. Potable water is however gradually being made available to rural communities through pipes sinked into deep drilled holes in the ground. Agriculture and fishing remains the biggest industrial activity in the region, employing more than 60 percent of the people.

Did you know?

Busua, Ghana is the unofficial surfing capital of west Africa and is around 16 miles or 27 km from the Southernmost tip of Ghana, Cape Three Points.

The Cape Three Points lighthouse built in 1875 marks a prominent cape at the southernmost point of Ghana; it is the central point of the three points on the cape. The lighthouse is painted white, lantern and gallery painted red.

Popular posts from this blog

Nature Holds Many Secrets | Hurricanes, Angry African Ancestors

Eastern coasts of Caribbean, United States, and South America, are in danger of being blasted by hurricanes wind and rain during hurricane season from June through November. But, why?  

The scientific reason why is because of Africa’s Sahara desert dust storms and the transition of thunderstorms off the west coast of Africa. The waters in the North Atlantic Ocean are typically at their warmest while the Sahara is at its hottest from July through October, so the chances of a hurricane are highest during these months.
Hurricanes are gigantic weather systems using convection, the movement of hot and cold air, to create dangerous storms. They are rotating heat engines powered by the warmth of tropical waters having three main parts, the eye, the eyewall, and rainbands. 

Hurricanes cannot form just anywhere in the world due to the need for hot and humid air. They normally form close to the equator and move west or northwest. Hurricane Alley is a stretch of warm water through the Atlantic Ocea…

Charging Cell Phones in Rural Africa

Charging Cell Phones Rural Africa

Charging Cell Phones in Rural Africa

The simple task of charging a cell phone is no simple matter in rural African villages far from an electric grid.
With the advent of tiny rooftop solar panels electricity could be accessible to millions.
African governments are struggling to meet to electric needs of the poorest of the poor living in rural areas. 

Living off-grid may be a lifestyle choice to some and a fact of everyday living to the poorest of the poor. However, tiny rooftop solar panels and high-efficiency LED lights across the African continent could provide enough electricity to charge cell phones. 

Cell phones are vital for people in rural areas with no access to banks in order to send and receive money, access medical care and stay in contact with family and friends.
What does Off-Grid Mean? Off the grid (off-grid) means creating your own self-sufficient environment and being able to operate completely independently of all trad…

Survival of the Fattest, obese Europeans starving Africa

Survival of the Fattest

Rich get richer Survival of the Fattest, obese Europeans starving Africa
Survival of the Fattest is a sculpture of a small starving African man, carrying Lady Justice, a huge obese European woman who is a symbol of the rich world. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture

Survival of the Fattest Meaning
The copper statue Survival of the Fattest by Jens Galschiøt and Lars Calmar was created in 2002. The fat woman is holding a pair of scales as a symbol of justice however; she is closing her eyes so the justice. Galschiot symbolized the woman as being blind, refusing to see the obvious injustice.
For the rich people of the world the main issue in life is that of overeating while people in the third world are dying every day from hunger. 
The misery of imbalanced wealth distribution is creating floods of refugees. However the rich only want to preserve their privileges and take measures so harsh against the poor, they betray their morals …

African proverb friendship quote to live by

<br><br>African proverb friendship quote to live by
Peace and love to your mind body and soul today