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Eni has launched production from the Integrated Oil&Gas Development Project, in the OCTP block, off Ghana’s western coast, in just two and a half years, and three months ahead of schedule. A ceremony took place on 6 July to celebrate First Oil from the Sankofa field in Takoradi, in the presence of President Akufo-Addo and Eni CEO  Claudio Descalzi. Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) is an integrated oil and gas development project that is making an important contribution to energy access in Ghana. The development of national gas resources in Ghana is a high priority to improve access to energy in the country.

Starting production only two and a half years after the approval of the Development Plan is an extraordinary result and a reason for great pride. This is a result we are especially proud of, because it fits perfectly into the joint development vision that we have for Africa: we grow when the countries that host us also grow.

Claudio Descalzi

A happy day in Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo, in his first visit to the FPSO Kufuor with Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, symbolically started production from the Sankofa oil field. It is the first field of the integrated Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) to start production, and in a record time. The Energy Minister Boagye Agyarko, the CEO of the Petroleum Commission Theophilus Ahwireng, and project partners GNPC e Vitol also took part in the visit.


What is this project?

Offshore Cape Three Points is an integrated oil and gas development project that will make an important contribution to providing access to energy in Ghana. OCTP will ensure domestic gas supply reaches national thermal power stations for at least 15 years, to satisfy energy demand in urban and rural areas and where there is greater need.

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Benefits of the project

Natural gas, available locally at accessible prices through the OCTP project, will ensure a cleaner, safer energy supply with better distribution.

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How we help local communities

Eni Ghana and partners are committed to operating responsibly to protect and support local communities and the environment, conforming to Eni's sustainability regulations and the World Bank’s standards of social and environmental sustainability. Eni Ghana, as an OCTP operator, has developed a livelihood restoration plan to support families affected by the project.

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  • 60km

    distance of OCTP from Ghanaian coast

    60 km

    Ghanaian coast - Western Region

  • 41billion

    cubic metres

    41 billion

    non-associated gas

  • 500million

    barrels of oil

    500 million




After setting sail from Singapore on 28 February, after 40 days the vessel reached Ghana on 10 April. The FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel), John Agyekum Kufuor will operate in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project in Ghana. The project will provide gas for domestic consumption and to supply national electricity generating power stations for more than 15 years. The naming ceremony for the FPSO was held in Singapore on 3 February.

On 30 April in Sanzuele, in the district of Ellembelle, Western region, a ceremony to inaugurate the start of work on the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) gas project took place, with the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, presiding. After the opening ceremony, featuring speeches by local community representatives, the managing director of Eni Ghana, Fabio Cavanna, presented the project on behalf of the OCTP joint venture.