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GHANAIAN TECH EXPERTS BUILD ROBOT FOR OIL & GAS INDUSTRY
5th March 2018

A team of Ghanaian technology experts are building a special robot from waste material to be used to perform multiple tasks that include obtaining detailed maps of a seafloor before installation of subsea infrastructure such as pipelines. The robot...

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DR. STEVE MANTEAW ELECTED AS NEW PIAC CHAIRMAN
20th February 2018

A policy analyst with the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw, has been elected to chair the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) whilst Dr. Thomas Kojo Stephens, of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), was...

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AKER ENERGY BUYS HESS GHANA BUSINESS, EXPECTS FIRST OIL IN 2021
19th February 2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Roekke’s Aker Energy plans “significant” oil exploration and production in Ghana after a $100 million deal to buy Hess Corporation’s (HES.N) business there. Aker Energy...

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GOV’T SETS ASIDE PETROLEUM LAW FOR EXXONMOBIL…SWEEPING TAX BREAKS LITTER CONTRACT
16th February 2018

As details of the Exxonmobile deal emerge, civil society actors are expressing alarm at the sweeping tax breaks the government of Ghana has granted the oil major, including a ten-year tax holiday which sets aside the five years allowed by the...

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VESTING PETROLEUM MANAGEMENT IN MINISTER UNCONSTITUTIONAL – ATUGUBA
16th February 2018

A constitutional and petroleum law expert, Prof. Raymond Atuguba, has questioned the constitutionality of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Act, 2016 (Act 919) which gave rise to the multi-billion-dollar contract recently signed between...

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KWEKU AWOTWI APPOINTED MD OF TULLOW GHANA
15th February 2018

Tullow Ghana has appointed Kweku Awotwi as the new Managing Director. Mr Awotwi is an experienced international business executive with over twenty-five years’ experience working in the energy sector, electricity, oil and gas, as well as the...

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