The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg has rejected Côte d’Ivoire’s request that Ghana be ordered to suspend all oil exploration and exploitation in the disputed zone including the TEN Project, Tullow informed.
Development work on the TEN Project continues. The project is now over 55 percent complete with all 10 of the wells expected to be online at first oil already drilled. The project remains within budget and on schedule with first oil expected in mid-2016.
ITLOS has ordered a number of provisional measures which both Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are required to comply with; including continued cooperation until ITLOS gives its decision on the maritime boundary dispute which is expected in late 2017.
This arbitration was commenced by Ghana in 2014 in an effort to resolve a dispute with regard to the maritime boundary between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
Tullow is not a party to this arbitration process and will now await a decision by the Government of Ghana on how it will implement the provisional measures order.
The Jubilee Field is completely unaffected by this arbitration.