Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


More oil flows GNPC expands the search for more oil fields

The GNPC has stepped up the search for more oil fields as it begins work on the Voltarian Basin Project

  • Published: , Refreshed:

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has stepped up the search for more oil fields as it begins work on the Voltarian Basin Project.

The project seeks to confirm the presence of petrochemicals in the voltarian basin that stretches across Volta, Northern, Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Eastern regions.

It is being jointly spearheaded by the Ghana National Petroleum Company and the Petroleum Ministry.

A stakeholders’ meeting to sensitise the chiefs in the Asante-Akim North District and collate their views ahead of the preliminary seismic work has been held at Agogo.

Ananekrom, a farming community near Agogo, is one of the 66 communities in 24 districts, where the seismic line passes and therefore the need to engage the people.

Mr Seth Foli, Environmental Engineer of the GNPC, said the project would take off in March, next year, and would be carried out for two years.

Previous works done by the Geological Survey Department, British Geological Survey, Water Resources Institute and other researches pointed to a potential discovery of oil in the basin.

He said mitigation measures had been put in place to control the impact on the people - land, crops and the ecosystem, adding that, a committee would be set up to ensure that those affected by the activity are adequately compensated.

He gave the assurance that GNPC would do everything to collaborate with relevant state agencies to uphold best international practices.

Mr. Peter Anarfi, the Ashanti Regional Minister, welcomed the project and said it was in the nation’s best interest.

He underlined the need for the country to focus on onshore oil and gas exploration and urged the people to cooperate with the GNPC.

Source: GNA

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Illegal Operations Menzgold extends suspension of gold vault market servicesbullet
2 Investment banks in Ghana Top 5 investment banks in Ghana and why you...bullet
3 Illegal Operations Menzgold customer threatens to sue over principal...bullet
4 Ponzi schemes in Ghana These investments are Ponzi schemes in...bullet
5 Kotoka International Airport GACL to move all domestic airlines...bullet
6 Forensic Audit 6 state institutions misappropriate GH¢800 millionbullet
7 Ghana-Chinese Relations 6 reasons why the StarTimes deal is...bullet
8 Kweku Adoboli Rogue banker denies saying Ghana is worse...bullet
9 How to create a verified PayPal account Learn how to...bullet
10 Salaries In 2018 Here are the dates public workers...bullet

Top Videos

1 Money Alert Meet Africa's richest womanbullet
2 Forbes 2018 Africa's billionaires rich listbullet
3 Former Capital Bank staff grills pork for survivalbullet
4 Support Finance minister buys Kantanka carbullet
5 Tech 6 reasons you should buy an iPhone SE instead of any of the...bullet
6 Plane Crash Starbow suspends operations following plane crashbullet
7 Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong Nobody can collapse my company – JOSPONGbullet
8 New Discovery Ghana discovers new mineral, lithium in...bullet
9 Selorm Adadevoh MTN CEO dances Agbadzabullet
10 New Phone Nokia’s MWC 2018 Event in Under 10 Minutesbullet

Business

X
Advertisement