Tullow updates upstream activity in Africa

Tullow Oil PLC reported that the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) development project offshore Ghana is more than 80% complete and on track to begin production in July or August (OGJ Online, Nov. 13, 2014).

The floating production, storage, and offloading vessel for TEN is expected to arrive in Ghana in early March after an expected late January departure from Singapore. A gradual increase in production is anticipated during this year’s second half as the facilities go through the final commissioning stage and wells are tied into the FPSO.

Also in Ghana, Tullow said Jubilee field gross production in 2015 averaged 102,600 b/d (OGJ Online, Aug. 17, 2015). Tullow is forecasting production to reach 101,000 b/d in 2016 due to a planned 2-week FPSO maintenance shutdown in the first quarter and a period of reduced water injection capacity.

The Greater Jubilee Full Field Development Plan, which includes Mahogany and Teak fields, was submitted to Ghana’s government in December, Tullow said. Approval is targeted for this year’s first half. The project—to extend field production and increase commercial reserves—has been redesigned to reduce the overall capital requirement and allow flexibility in the timing of the capital investment.

In Kenya, meanwhile, Tullow said it spudded the Cheptuket-1 exploration well on Block 12A in the Kerio Valley basin on Dec. 28, 2015, with the PR Marriott Rig-46 and will likely complete drilling in February (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2015).

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