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Book Chapters

Acheampong, T. (2020)

The ECOWAS–EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Towards Inclusive Development? In: Seck D. (eds) The External Sector of Africa’s Economy. Advances in African Economic, Social and Political Development. Springer, Cham

Stephens, T.K. & Acheampong, T. (2018)

Local Content in Ghana’. In: Pereira, E. and Gormley, TP. (eds). Local Content for the International Petroleum Industry. Pennwell.

Acheampong, T. & Kemp, AG. (2017)

Economic and Policy Perspectives in Health, Safety, and Environment in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.’ In: Cairns, WJ. (ed). Environment, Health and Safety Management Handbook for Oil and Gas Operations.

Acheampong, T. & Kemp, AG. (2017)

Analysis of Health, Safety and Environmental Performance in the UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry In Cairns, WJ. (ed). Environment, Health and Safety Management Handbook for Oil and Gas Operations.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Acheampong, T., (2020)

On the Valuation of Natural Resources: Real Options Analysis of Marginal Oilfield Development Projects Under Multiple Uncertainties’. SPE Production & Operations [Forthcoming].

Acheampong, T., Kemp, A.G., & Phimister, E. (2020)

Kemp, A.G., & Phimister, E. (2020). ‘What Difference has the Cullen Report made? Empirical Analysis of Offshore Safety Regulations and Hydrocarbon Releases in the United Kingdom Oil and Gas Industry. Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy [Forthcoming].

Acheampong, T., Kemp, A.G., & Phimister, E. (2020)

A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Model for Optimising the Economics of Oil and Gas Hubs and their User Fields: An Application to the United Kingdom Continental Shelf’. Energy Economics [Forthcoming].

Acheampong, T., Kemp, A.G., Phimister, E. and Stephen, L., 2015

The Economic Dependencies of Infrastructure Assets in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)’. In SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers

Ackah, I., Lartey, A., Acheampong, T., & Ketemepi G. (2020)

Between altruism and self-aggrandizement: Transparency, accountability, and politics in Ghana’s oil and gas sector. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 68, October 2020, 101536.

Acheampong, T. & Akumperigya, R., (2018)

Offshore risk regulation: A comparative analysis of regulatory framework in Ghana, the United Kingdom, and Norway. Energy Policy113, pp.701-710.

Acheampong, T., Ashong, M. & Svanikier, V.C. (2016)

An assessment of local-content policies in oil and gas producing countries. The Journal of World Energy Law & Business, 9(4), pp. 282-302

Working Papers, Commissioned Reports & Articles

Nakhle, C., & Acheampong, T., (2020)

Oil and Gas Fiscal Policies: The Impact of Oil Price, Investment and Production Trend’. International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) Working Paper.

Acheampong, T., & Kemp, A.G., (2020)

Economic and Policy Perspectives in Health, Safety and Environment in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry: Evidence from the United Kingdom Continental Shelf’. North Sea Study Occasional Paper No. 146. Available at:

Acheampong, T. (2020)

Long Term Oil and Gas Industry Activity Forecast for Norway, United Kingdom, Denmark, and the Netherlands’. ABIS Energy Limited.

Acheampong, T. (2020)

Don’t let the short-term crisis measures reverse regulatory gains made in supporting prudent fiscal behavior’. IMANI Policy Brief. Available at:

Acheampong, T. & Ackah, I. (2019)

Citizens Scorecard Report on Ghana’s First Upstream Oil and Gas Licensing Round’. Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). Available at:

Acheampong, T. & Ackah, I. (2019)

Africa’s Oil and Gas Business Environment in 2019 and 2020 Forecast’. Africa Energy Chamber. Available at:

Acheampong, T. & Nakhle, C. (2017-2019)

Series of oil and gas sector governance-related projects for the Government of Ghana, through Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG)

  • ‘Ghana Petroleum Revenue Forecast model and technical manual’
  • ‘Review of Ghana’s blueprint and roadmap for accelerated oil and gas exploration and development concept paper
  • ‘Policy Options for hub-based development of marginal fields in Ghana’
  • ‘Comparative assessment of oil and gas windfall taxation in Ghana’
  • ‘Comprehensive reporting framework to cover mandatory and non-mandatory information requirements of GNPC’
  • ‘Capacity Building Workshop on Natural Resource Accounting
  • ‘Technical consultant for three-part documentary series on the energy industry and gas value chain in Ghana
  • ‘Capacity Building Workshop on Oil and Gas Contracting, Licensing and Fiscal Regimes’
  •  ‘Capacity Building Workshop on International Oil Supply, Transportation, Refining and Trading
Acheampong, T. & Hafner, M. (2019)

An Assessment of Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana’, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Working Paper.

Acheampong, T., & Ata Mensah, K. (2018)

Towards an Integrated Bauxite and Aluminium Industry in Ghana: A Review of the Bauxite Development Authority Bill and Other Industry Issues”Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)

Acheampong, T. & Hamid, M. (2017)

Petroleum Engineering Standards in the Oil and Gas Industry’, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) Extractives Hub Project

Acheampong, T., & Ortsin, E.A. (2016)

International Trade and Inclusive Development: Can the ECOWAS-EU Economic Partnership Agreement Deliver? The Seventh Annual Conference on Regional Integration in Africa (ACRIA 7), Cotonou, Benin, 7-9 Jul 2016

Acheampong, T., Svanikier, C.V., & Ashong, M. (2015)

An Assessment of Local Content Policies in Oil and Gas Producing Countries, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) 2015 Research Grant Report.

Acheampong, T. & Ackah, I. (2015)

Petroleum Product Pricing, Deregulation and Subsidies in Ghana: Perspectives on Energy Security’. SSRN Electronic Journal. [online] Available:

Acheampong, T. (2015)

Implications of China’s Economic Slowdown on African Markets’. [online] Available at Modern Ghana

Acheampong, T. & Adjaye, E.K. (2015)

Of ‘Dumsor’ And Ghana’s Energy Sector Challenges: Parts 1-3’. [online] Available: The Ghana Growth and Development Platform Working Paper 4

Acheampong, T., Adjaye, E.K. & Cudjoe, F. (2015)

How to Resolve the Second-Tier Pension Impasse and Improve Pension Administration in Ghana’. [online] Available: The Ghana Growth and Development Platform Working Paper 5 

Acheampong, T. (2010)

Real Options Analysis of Marginal Oilfield Development Projects: The Case of the UKCS. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. The University of Aberdeen.

Acheampong, T., Omane-Achamfour, M. & Tawiah N.A. (2014)

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Between Ghana and the European Union: A Developmental Game Changer?’ [online] Available: The Ghana Growth and Development Platform Working Paper 2

Acheampong, T. (2013)

Africa’s Economic Growth: A Fallacy of Numbers?’ African AgendaVol.16 No.4.

Conference Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Acheampong, T. (2020)

Opportunities and Challenges of Public Financial Management (PFM) Systems to Respond to COVID-19 In Africa’. IMANI Webinar. Jul 14, 2020. Available at:

Acheampong, T. (2020)

Is This Time Any Different? The Impact of the Recent Oil Price Slump and COVID-19 on Ghana’s Upstream Oil & Gas Sector and Near-term Outlook’. SPE Ghana Webinar. May 14, 2020.

Acheampong, T. (2020)

Leveraging the Ghanaian Natural Resources for Economic Transformation. Ghana Investments and Opportunity Summit (GHIOS) 2020. Jan 22, 2020.

Acheampong, T. & Hafner, M. (2019)

An Assessment of Natural Gas Price Formation in Ghana’. IMANI-FEEM Industry Workshop, Accra, Ghana, Jan 21, 2019. Available at:

Acheampong, T. (2018)

The Critical Future of Ghana’s Energy Sector & How to Avoid More Surprises to Ghana’s Growth Prospects’. IMANI Fellowship Lecture, Accra, Ghana, Apr 25, 2018. Available at:

Acheampong, T. (2018)

Political and Economic Development Insight: Ghana and East Africa’. Norwegian-African Business Association Breakfast Summit, Oslo, Norway, Feb 1, 2018

Acheampong, T. (2017)

The Political, Social and Economic Roadblocks to Power Projects in Africa’. The Energy Institute Young Professionals Network on “Powering Africa”, London, United Kingdom, Oct 19, 2017

Acheampong, T. (2017)

Making G20 work for SDGs. G20 with Africa: Partnering for Shared Prosperity’. The Raisina Dialogue on “The New Normal: Multilateralism with Multipolarity”, New Delhi, India, Jan 17-19, 2017

Acheampong, T. (2016)

Ghana’s Oil Industry in Transition: Policy and Institutional Frameworks for Scaling up Investments in a Low Oil Price Environment?’. Africa Oil Governance Summit on “ Rising Through the Rubbles of Oil Price Shock – Strategies for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development”, Accra, Ghana, Sep 23-27, 2016.

Acheampong, T. (2015)

Oil Prices and Upstream Fiscal Regimes: Getting a Fair Deal?’. Africa Oil Governance Summit on “Africa rising as oil curse beckons for most countries – Is good governance the missing link between oil wealth and development?”, Accra, Ghana, Nov 23-24, 2015.

Acheampong, T. & Phimister E. (2014)

The Empirical Analysis of Hydrocarbon Releases: An Application to the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)’. 37th IAEE International Conference on “Energy & the Economy”, New York City, NY, USA, Jun 15 – 18, 2014

Acheampong, T. (2014)

The Economic Dependencies of Infrastructure Assets in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS)’. Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) PhD Seminar. University of Aberdeen, Nov 20, 2014

Acheampong, T. & Akumperigya, R. (2013)

Ghana’s Oil & Gas Industry and Offshore Health and Safety Regulation’. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Emerging Oil and Gas Industry in Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana, 28 – 31 Aug 2013