Tullow Ghana Limited and its partners have awarded a subsea engineering services contract to energy services company Wood Group Kenny (WGK) for work on the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project, offshore Ghana
According to the terms of the contract, WGK will provide subsea, umbilical, risers, flowlines (SURF) engineering services to Tullow Ghana and its partners. Engineering resources, specialist technical support and technical assurance services across the SURF implementation work scope through to first oil would be carried out by WGK.
Extraction of first oil from the TEN fields is scheduled for mid-2016.
Steve Wayman, CEO of Wood Group Kenny, said, "We see this as a very significant award from a number of perspectives. We are extremely pleased to be extending our business relationship with Tullow, particularly for the execution phase of this important project – this is a reflection of our depth of technical experience, and strong resource base across a wide global footprint."
Officials from WGK added that they would hire Ghanaian national graduates annually, train nationals as subsea engineers and develop local resource capability in the subsea disciplines.
The Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme oilfields are situated in the deepwater Tano area, offshore Ghana. The reservoirs spread across 800 sq km and lie in water depths of between 1,000 to 1,800 metres.
Tullow Oil, with partners Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Kosmos Energy LLC, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and PetroSA have been developing the TEN project.
The TEN Development Plan was approved by the Government of Ghana in May 2013 and requires the drilling and completion of up to 24 development wells. These will be connected through subsea infrastructure to an FPSO vessel, with a nominal production capacity of 80,000 boepd.