The Ghana Gas Company has stated that adequate information has been dispatched to appropriate authorities to help plan for alternative gas supply in powering the nation’s thermal plants to avert a power crisis.
This follows announcement by Tullow Ghana Limited, operators of the Jubilee oil and gas field to commence a 15-day shutdown from February 3, 2017.
The shutdown is aimed at creating room for the Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme (TEN) field and the Jubilee field to inter-connect for gas exploration from the FPSO Atta Mills.
Speaking to Citi Business News, the Corporate Communications Manager of Ghana Gas, Alfred Ogbamey explained that the interconnection between the two fields for gas exploration will increase supply to Ghana Gas when completed.
Even though he could not confirm the total output when the connection is completed, Mr. Ogbamey was optimistic supply will increase substantially since TEN will produce about 45mmscf of gas a day.
“When the TEN is connected to the Jubilee to our gas pipeline it will enable the Jubilee partners to evacuate gas from TEN to us. That certainly will lead to an increase in supply,” he said.
“In terms of what we are likely to get I think that I would not like us to look at it now. We will soon know the actuals. We don’t anticipate getting anything going above 45mmscf of gas a day from TEN,” he added.
He, however cautioned that Tullow may undertake some maintenance works very soon; hence gas supply from the Jubilee field may be disrupted.
“But let us also not forget that Tullow intends to subsequently do some works on Jubilee which may mean that Jubilee may go off for a while,” he said.