Welcome to the wonderful, exciting if very petty world of boundaries. On maritime zones in the Gulf of Guinea, I will recommend the ICLQ article on The Emergent Legal Regime for the Exploitation of Hydrocarbons in the Gulf of Guinea. I think it was in 2008.
Hope this helps
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Colleagues - I just joined the list, so please pardon my abrupt entree.
I've been following this, albeit as a relative novice to West African politics. My understanding is that Ghana’s Jubilee Field and the more recent Lukoil, Vanco and Petroci finds at the Independence IX well have invigorated discussions of maritime borders between Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. Some adjacent issues have certainly fed into the atmospherics - the two I'm thinking of are recent talks over Ivorian border security with both Liberia and Ghana, and increased concerns with maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea (and what it means for West African states' responsibility to patrol and secure their respective waters).
Where I'm generally ignorant is the state of maritime borders in the Gulf of Guinea. How have these been understood/regulated/governed in the past? My apologies to all for what must seem a novice question - I'm a beginner when it comes to boundary issues, as well. I'd be grateful for any enlightened comment on this.
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Topics of the day:
1. Ghana / Ivory Coast Maritime Boundary
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:27:31 +0000
From: Nuno Antunes <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Ghana / Ivory Coast Maritime Boundary
Dear Int-Boundaries Colleagues,
While to the best of my knowledge no official confirmation has taken place,
in early December, Ghana and Ivory Coast have apparently reached some
understanding/agreement on their maritime boundary. I have no
information/details on the course of the maritime boundary. Oil
prospects/discoveries in the vicinity of the maritime boundary seem to have
been a key point of discussion. Provision appears to have been made (for
joint exploitation) in respect of transboundary petroleum deposits.
I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Festive Season!
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