Petroleum Resource Management in Africa: Lessons from Ten Years of Oil and Gas Production in Ghana

Theophilus Acheampong (Editor), Thomas Kojo Stephens (Editor)

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This book explores how Ghana has managed its newfound oil wealth and utilised the revenues to drive inclusive economic growth and development after ten years of oil and gas extraction. This is particularly poignant given that some of Ghana’s neighbours and peers that have been producing oil and gas for several decades continue to suffer from the ‘resource curse’ or ‘paradox of plenty syndrome’. Topics covered in the book include upstream licensing and contracting, regulatory regimes and institutional capacity, fiscal regimes, maritime border delimitation, and national oil company operations. Others include social inequities and injustice of Ghana’s oil and gas, fiscal policy and revenue administration, local content, developing gas markets, and the potential impact of the energy transition. The book is a compilation of leading work on petroleum resource management practices in an emerging petroleum-producing country context.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages630
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-83051-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-83050-2
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Ghana’s Petroleum Industry in Transition
  • natural resources and Ghana's economy
  • Transboundary resource management
  • Africa's oil and gas resources
  • petroleum sector accountability
  • escaping the resource curse


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