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Aker Energy says it is pressing ahead with plans to submit a plan of development by the end of the year with a firm commitment to Ghana with no intention of leaving.

 Aker Energy says it is currently investing in a Geophysical and Geotechnical survey campaign on the Pecan field. This is in furtherance of its resolve to submit a Plan of Development by end of year.

 Aker Energy has engaged Fugro Ghana Limited to perform the G&G surveys which will be done on two separate campaigns, with the Geotechnical Survey being done first using the Fugro Scout vessel.

The Fugro Scout vessel arrived in Ghana on the 11th of May and has now started work in the DWT/CTP Block. The Geotechnical Campaign will be executed over a 3-4-week period and should be completed by the end of June 2021. The Geophysical survey will be performed later on in 2021.

“The G&G survey forms part of a series of activities Aker Energy commits to undertake as part of its determination to realize first oil.

The Surveys are critical in optimizing the Pecan Subsea Field Layout and Aker Energy has appointed Fugro Ghana Limited to perform the G&G surveys which will be done on two separate campaigns, with the Geotechnical Survey being done first using the Fugro Scout vessel.

The data received from these surveys will give accurate information around the integrity of the seabed and confirm that the subsea infrastructure can be safely positioned over the life of the field of the project.

“With these surveys, we take a significant step in moving towards submitting a Plan of Development and Operations to the Government of Ghana and achieving first oil” says Kadijah Amoah Chief Executive Officer of Aker Energy Ghana Limited.

In May this year, Aker Energy announced it was moving forward with a new phased development concept for the Pecan field reducing the breakeven costs.

“There is a lot more work before first oil but our decision to proceed with a phased development of the field and now the commencement of the G&G survey is further evidence of our commitment to this project and to Ghana” says Mrs. Amoah.