In the aftermath of resolution of a maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast, Tullow Oil PLC said it will work with Ghana on permits to restart development drilling in the offshore TEN fields. The company expects to resume drilling around the end of the year.
The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, Germany, made its decision on Sept. 23.
Tullow said the new maritime boundary as determined by the tribunal does not affect the TEN fields, Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme, which began production in 2016 (OGJ Online, Aug. 18, 2016).
“While the TEN fields have performed well during the period of the drilling moratorium, we can now restart work on the additional drilling planned as part of the TEN fields’ plan of development and take the fields towards their full potential,” said Paul McDade, Tullow chief executive officer.