The FPSO for the TEN development, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, named after the late president, has arrived offshore Ghana after traveling from Singapore. The vessel will move directly to the installation when it arrives on station and is expected to start producing oil from the TEN fields by July or August, according to a statement from Tullow Oil.
The statement went on to say that following the installation, the hook-up of subsea facilities via flowlines, risers and control umbilical will take place. In addition, six wells have already been completed, and the completion of the remaining wells is on schedule. The integrated facilities will undergo final commissioning and testing during the second quarter of this year before first oil.
“We are extremely pleased and proud that Ghana’s second FPSO has arrived safely here on our shores. It is a source of pride to note that many of the component parts of both the FPSO and the subsea infrastructure were built and supplied by Ghanaian companies. Tullow and its partners remain at the forefront of unlocking Ghana’s oil resources for the mutual benefit of the Nation and Shared Prosperity. We can look forward to First Oil from the TEN fields by July/August this year,” Tullow Ghana Managing Director, Charles Darku said.
The FPSO Professor John Evans Atta Mills was constructed by MODEC and will be operated by MODEC Ghana Ltd on behalf of the TEN Partners.