Offshore Oil Project TEN Nears First Oil

Published at 04:36PM - 08/08/16

Kosmos Energy has announced in its second quarter results for the year that the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project is expected to start producing oil “shortly”.

The company informed that the start-up of the TEN project, located offshore Ghana, remains on schedule and within budget and is 99% complete.

“Eight of the eleven previously drilled wells have now been completed. Hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO, connecting the pre-drilled wells to the vessel via the subsea infrastructure, is nearing completion,” the company informed in a statement.

Offshore Oil Project TEN Nears First Oil

The company stated further that it expects a gradual ramp up in oil production towards the FPSO capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) by the end of this year.

This will come as a result of the completion of performance tests on the facilities, as well as the increase of well production levels to optimal rates.

Tollow Oil Operated TEN FPSO
Tollow Oil Operated TEN FPSO

Overall, average annualised production from TEN in 2016 is expected to be approximately 23,000 bpd gross during the year, the equivalent to approximately 55,000 bpd while the project is online in 2016.

Additionally, associated gas production is expected to be re-injected into the Ntomme reservoir gas cap until gas exports begin.

Ghana TEN Project Installed By End-2016

Gas exports were planned to start twelve months before the start-up of the field, but plans to accelerate this are currently being evaluated, as a result of the fabrication of the gas export facilities being finished early, Kosmos explained.

According to the company, the facilities can be installed by the end of this year, allowing the connection to the existing gas infrastructure in the beginning of 2017.

Tullow Oil had recently announced that first oil was expected from the project in early August.

Kosmos is Tullow’s partner in the project, together with Anadarko, GNPC and PetroSA.

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Offshore Oil Project TEN Nears First Oil
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Last updated on 09:26AM - 09/08/16