FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills
Ghana added to its crude production totals this morning when the Tullow Oil-operated Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme development (TEN) came online offshore the country. First oil was reached on time and on budget, just three years after the Plan of Development was submitted to Ghanaian authorities.
The crude from the TEN fields flows to the FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
The TEN start-up process is now well advanced and Tullow expects oil production to ramp-up gradually towards the FPSO capacity of 80,000 bpd through the remainder of 2016. The company estimates that TEN average annualized production in 2016 will be approximately 23,000 bpd gross.
Tullow’s partners on the TEN fields are Anadarko Petroleum, Kosmos Energy, PetroSA, and Ghana’s state-run oil firm GNPC.
Commenting on the start of oil flows Tullow’s CEO Aidan Heavey said, “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. I thank the Government of Ghana, the Petroleum Commission and our partners – GNPC, Anadarko, Kosmos and PetroSA – for their support and co-operation since we made the first discovery in 2009. 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.”