Technical Compliance

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Community Relations

We protect the social, environmental and economic livelihoods of communities that are affected by the petroleum activities of oil and gas companies.

The Technical Compliance is responsible for the conduct of Fiscal Metering and Inspection Activities.


Fiscal Metering

Fiscal Metering Functions are broadly as follows;


  1. Development of Petroleum Measurement Regulation and Guidelines for the upstream industry in Ghana
  2. Evaluation and Review of proposed measurement concepts/design during Plan of Development Review.
  3. Monitor the Implementation of measurement systems for fields under development
  4. Monitor the fiscal metering activities (operations and maintenance) for fields in production
  5. Liaise with national and international organization on standards and related metering issues.
  6. Make inputs on local content.


Oil and gas measurements serve as a basis for royalty tax provisos and for determining Contractors income. The department therefore ensures that accurate measurement of petroleum forms the basis for the determination of revenue that accrues to the Republic


Fiscal Metering activities basically encompasses the evaluation, supervision and auditing of all activities including the planning, design, construction, testing, calibration, operation and maintenance of a measurement system, equipment and methods for;


  • measuring the quantities of petroleum produced, transported or sold;
  • the allocation of petroleum between Contractors, Licensees or the Corporation;
  • the determination of quantities of petroleum used for fuel or flare gas in  petroleum activities; and


Documentation, reporting and applications related to the measurement system, equipment or method.













The inspection unit of the Technical Compliance is to ensure that contractors, corporations and its allied agents comply with laws, regulations, standards and guidelines within the Upstream Petroleum industry.


Its functions includes


  • Monitoring of exploration, development, production and transportation operations in the Upstream Oil and Gas  industry,
  • The conduction of audits and inspections where necessary, on new field development, existing facilities and pipeline transportation.


In September 2014, the Commission in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (Now Ministry of Petroleum, and the Energy Commission contracted Wood Group to conduct a Pre- Startup Health, Safety and Environment review on the Gas Processing Plant and the Offshore and Onshore Pipeline as well as third party readiness for the processing and sale of natural gas at Atuabo.


The Commission recently in June 2015 collaborated with Energy Commission to assess and appraised the siting of the ORF at Sanzule in the Western Region for Eni.  Eni was granted Siting Permit after the appraisal conducted by the two institutions and other agencies. The proponent, Eni is preparing to submit its application for Construction Permit. This development forms part of the OCTP Block development and marks the phase two development of the Plan of Development for the OCTP Block.



Development of Regulations
Draft petroleum Regulations/guidelines developed
Draft regulations currently being fine-tunned by the working group and staff of the
Attorney General's Department
OCTP Project.
ENI soon to award Contract for the oil fiscal measurement system.

Petroleum Commission


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P.O. Box CT 228 Cantonments, Accra, Ghana

Telephone: +233 [0] 302 953392 | +233 [0] 302 953393


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