04 July 2016, News Wires – The Tullow Oil Plc-operated Tweneboa Enyenra Ntomme, TEN, field, located offshore Ghana, is expected to start production within the next six weeks, the company has revealed.
It said in its latest trading statement that hook-up and commissioning of the project’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading, FPSO, connecting the pre-drilled wells to the vessel via subsea infrastructure, is almost complete.
Later this month, the integrated start-up sequence is expected to be initiated with water injection to the Enyenra reservoir being followed by oil production, the company said, adding that this sequence will then be repeated for the Ntomme reservoir.
A gradual ramp-up in oil production towards the FPSO capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day is anticipated around the end of 2016 as the facilities complete performance testing and wells are brought up to optimum rates.
Tullow estimates that TEN average annualised production in 2016 will be around 23,000 barrels of oil per day, bopd, gross or 11,000 bopd net.