The Minister of Energy, Joe Oteng Adjei, has told Parliament that the ministry is acquiring two extra ultra-sonic metres for FPSO Kwame Nkrumah oil grid to aid calculations of the amount of oil the country is producing.

The malfunctioning of the ultra-sonic meter on the FPSO last year necessitated the use of more traditional methods, which the minister said were problematic in arriving at the correct amount of the petroleum being produced from the country’s oil fields. The minister said that the problem had been rectified since August 2011 and that the ministry had acquired two extra ultra-sonic metres so there would always be spares available in the event of any breakdown.

He noted that the calibration was witnessed by representatives from the Standards Authority of Ghana and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.