On board the J.A. Kufuor - Rising 1

The FPSO “John Agyekum Kufuor” risers

Connected to the ocean floor by six kilometres of underwater pipework, the risers bring the hydrocarbons up from the fields to the ship. On board the FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, our technicians, Greg and Gianvito, explain how the system works. 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.