Japanese engineering concern MODEC is to convert the former Tanker Pacific managed VLCC ‘Centennial J’ into an FPSO.
Once converted, the 1997-built vessel will capable of handling 80,000 barrels of oil per day, plus 170 MM standard cu ft of gas per day and will have a storage capacity of 1.7 mill barrels of oil.
Scheduled for delivery in 2016, the FPSO will be installed in the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) fields in Ghana’s Deepwater Tano contract area in water depth averaging 1,500 m.
The contract was awarded by Tullow Ghana, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil and calls for the supply, charter and lease, operations and maintenance of the FPSO.
This is the second FPSO that MODEC will supply and operate in Ghana for Tullow, following the ‘FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21’, which is moored in the Jubilee Field development, a contract which was awarded in 2008.