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Voltaian Basin Has Working Petroleum System

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

According to Ghana’s President Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo, the pilot survey in Voltaian Basin onshore the country has resulted in the discovery ofthe “presence of a working petroleum system.”

“I hope that, eventually, there will be something big for us to cheer about,” he said during his State of the Nation Address to Parliament.

GNPC was ordered by the presidency last year to explore the country’s onshore potential, which now seems to be seeing results. “I directed our state-owned oil development company, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), to pay particular attention to this potential. It is good to hear that that directive appears to be yielding dividends, as GNPC, from the results of its pilot survey in the Voltaian Basin, has established the presence of a working petroleum system.”