Oil production from Jubilee field offshore Ghana has increased steadily since the beginning of 2013 towards the floating production, storage, and offloading design capacity and is currently producing at about 110,000 b/d, said Tullow Oil PLC.
Work on a gas handling constraint on the FPSO is expected to be completed by late September, and Jubilee production is forecast to rise to more than 120,000 b/d.
A gas injection well is expected to be drilled and completed by the fourth quarter for further reservoir pressure support and gas disposal in advance of the start-up of the gas production facilities in 2014.
Tullow sees the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) fields development starting up in 2016 and ramping up steadily to its 80,000 b/d oil production capacity. Ghana’s government formally approved the TEN development plan on May 29, paving the way for Tullow and its partners to develop the three discoveries and define the final development schedule.
TEN development will require the drilling and completion of as many as 24 development wells to be connected through subsea infrastructure to an FPSO moored in 1,500 m of water. Contracts for the FPSO and subsea tenders will be awarded within weeks. Rig capacity has already been secured.
Following expiration of the Deepwater Tano exploration license on May 18, the remaining nonprospective acreage has been relinquished and the Jubilee Unit Area, the TEN Development and Production Area, and the Wawa Discovery Area have been retained.