Kosmos Energy, one of the partners in the Jubilee oilfields, has opened an ultra-modern office complex at Dzowulo in Accra, which Ken Keag, Vice President and Country Manager, says represents the company?s long-term commitment to doing business in Ghana.
Kosmos Energy started operations in Ghana in 2004 as Operator of the West Cape Three Points exploration block, and has over the period been located in a number of offices in Accra.
?Our moves were necessitated by the success of our exploration programmes ensuring our long-term presence in the country, and the resultant steady growth in our workforce from a humble beginning of 8 to today?s 70 personnel,? Ken Keag said.
The company, he said, decided to acquire a bigger office space to consolidate under one roof and to provide a safe and comfortable work environment for staff.
?Kosmos prides itself in being a preferred employer, and strives to provide as a number-one priority a safe and also a comfortable work environment conducive to the development of the strong work ethic and high productivity that epitomises our employees,? he said.
Present at the ceremony were Government representatives, industry operators and traditional leaders.
The Energy and Petroleum Minister, Emmanuel Kofi Armah-Buah who was the guest of honour, commended Kosmos Energy for its pioneering role in the discovery of oil in Ghana, saying: ?…this record cannot be taken away from you?.
The Minister assured that Government will continue to create a conducive political and business atmosphere for all investors, including Kosmos Energy, in the country.
?As sector minister, I am as determined as ever to work with Kosmos to ensure a win-win for Ghana and Kosmos, and this can only be achieved if we see ourselves as partners,? he said.
Kosmos Energy has a 24.1% working interest in the Jubilee oilfield and a 19% interest in the TEN project. The company is seeking to increase its investment in the country as according to Brian Maxted, the CEO, it has hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in Ghana over the coming years.