Tullow Oil, has released a statement, indicating problems at is Ghanaian offshore installation, the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah
In the statement, Tullow say the Kwame Nkrumah FPSO has had issues with its gas compression systems from as early as 3rd July 2015. They also say that this has had knock-on effects to its gas exports to the Ghanaian onshore gas processing plant at Atuabo.
It’s understood that oil production is also effected, with the Kwame Nkrumah’s current oil output limited to around 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.
Tullow Oil have said that they’ve already mobilised a team of experts to the FPSO to look at and rectify the problem with the gas compression system.
Currently there is no definitive date of when full production of both oil and gas will resume, but Tullow have estimated the timescale to be around a further three weeks.
Further, Tullow have stated that its production forecasts will be reviewed, and the industry updated when when it releases its half year results on 29th July.