Ghana and Ivory Coast are seeking a resolution over the dispute at the International Tribunal
The Attorney-General, Ms Gloria Afua Akuffo, officials from the Ministry of Energy, the Maritime Boundary Secretariat, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) and other state agencies that made an input into the hearing of the case are in Hamburg to observe the proceedings.
Ghana and Ivory Coast are seeking a resolution over the dispute at the International Tribunal following Ivory Coast’s accusation that Ghana is using the development of its oil industry to annex a part of its territory which does not belong to it.
Cote D’Ivoire is claiming ownership of the disputed TEN oil field, forcing Ghana to file a suit at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to ward off Ivory Coast from disputed oil fields.
It filed its suit based on Article 287 Annex VII of the 1982 UNCLOS.
Cote d’Ivoire in February 2015 filed for preliminary measures and urged the tribunal to suspend all activities in the disputed area until the definitive determination of the case, dubbed: "Dispute Concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire in the Atlantic Ocean."
The moratorium prevented Tullow from drilling additional 13 wells, Tullow drilled 11 wells in Ghana’s first oil field.