Tullow Oil announced today that it has achieved first oil from the TEN offshore offshore Ghana (Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme) fields.
First oil was reached according to the timeframe and the planned budget, to the FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
“I am delighted that the TEN fields have reached first oil. This is an important moment for Tullow as production begins from our second operated development in Ghana,” Tullow Oil CEO Aidan Heavey, said.
WATCH: First Oil at TEN Offshore Ghana
According to Tullow’s statement, the start-up of the project is now “well advanced” and the company expects oil production to gradually increase towards the FPSO capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) through this year.
Additionally, the company estimates the annualised production for 2016 at the TEN development to reach approximately 23,000 bpd gross (11,000 bpd net).
Map of Tullow Oil TEN Offshore Oil and Gas Development
Tullow operates the TEN field with a 41.17% working interest, with joint venture (JV) partners Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (17%), Kosmos Energy (17%), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15%) and PetroSA (3.87%).
As well as this, gas facilities should be installed by the end of the year, allowing the connection to the existing gas infrastructure in the beginning of 2017, Tullow had informed earlier this month.
TEN First Oil Within Budget and Timeframe
“I thank the Government of Ghana, the Petroleum Commission and our partners – GNPC, Anadarko, Kosmos and PetroSA – for their support and cooperation since we made the first discovery in 2009,” he added.
“I also congratulate the project team, our contractors and sub-contractors for delivering this project on time and on budget and with great skill and professionalism and commend them for their commitment to the participation of Ghanaian staff and companies in the project,” he stated further.
The Development Plan for the field was approved in May 2013. Similar to the Ghanaian Jubilee field, the development includes the use of an FPSO which will be tied to subsea infrastructure across the field.