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Businessman Kweku Awotwi has been appointed as Tullow Ghana’s new managing director, according to local press reports February 15. He will replace Charles Darku who held the position for five years and is now retiring.
With more than 25 years of experience in oil and gas, power production and in extractive industries, the new Tullow Ghana head will take up office March 1.
His previous roles were business planning and analysis manager at Kaiser Aluminium & Chemical Corporation in the US for eight years, and then head of new projects at Ghana-based gold producer Ashanti Goldfields for four years. In October 2017, he was appointed chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana’s state-owned generation company to which Tullow supplies natural gas.
“I am extremely pleased to be joining Tullow Ghana at such a pivotal moment in the company’s history. This is a great opportunity to build on Tullow’s leadership in the development of Ghana’s maturing oil and gas sector”, said Awotwi of his appointment.
The appointment was made in a month which saw Tullow begin a long-planned shutdown of oil and gas production at its offshore Jubilee field to effect repairs there, and after announcing that its 2017 net West Africa 2017 oil production averaged 89,100 b/d.source:NaturalGasWorld