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On board the J.A. Kufuor - Offloading System

How oil tankers are loaded

Our technicians, Greg and Gianvito, demonstrate the system which loads hydrocarbons extracted from deposits from the FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor onto the tankers moored to the floating unit by special mooring points. The FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor started out from Singapore on 28 February 2017 and, after a 40-day journey, reached Ghana on 10 April to work on the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project. This floating unit is an excellent example of how existing assets can be re purposed. It was built on the foundations of a completely reconverted oil tanker, allowing for a considerable cost and time saving. OCTP is a deep water project in Ghana, about 60 km from the coast, which involves the development of oil and gas fields. In particular, the Sankofa field is set to produce 180 million cubic feet of gas per day for at least 15 years, allowing half of Ghana's power generation capacity to be converted to gas.