Ghana has named the  Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel ‘John Agyekum Kufuor’ commissioned by Eni, Vitol, and Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). John Agyekum Kufuor was Ghana’s former President, reported Oil Review Africa.

The FPSO will operate in the Sankofa-Gye Nyame field in the Tano basin offshore Ghana for Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) and will arrive to Ghana in April 2017, reported Offshore Magazine.

The FPSO oil treatment capacity is 58,000b/d and its gas treatment capacity is up to 210mscf/d. The FPSO has additional facilities that include a water injection module of up to 55,000b/d and gas injection facilities of up to 150mcf/d.

Furthermore, the John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO has a total number of 18 subsea wells to be connected to it and a 63km pipeline to shore in order to provide domestic gas supply to Ghana’s thermal power plants for more than 15 years. This will be a major contribution to the country’s energy needs and economic development.

Eni operates in the field with a 44.44% stake, while Vitol has 35.56%, and GNPC holds the remaining 20% interest.