26 August 2011, Sweetcrude, Accra – UK-based Intecsea, a subsidiary of WorleyParsons, has been awarded contract for a pre-sanction engineering study on Jubilee phase 1A, offshore Ghana, by another UK firm, Tullow Oil.
Intecsea said it will work on the contract from its Woking office in the United Kingdom, defining pipeline routes, conducting a flow assurance review of the current water injection system model and developing a suite of new specifications.
Tullow plans to bring eight production and water injection wells on the project into production over the next two years, with the company saying it would help maintain the field’s plateau rate until about 2015.
Tullow told investors earlier this week it expected to receive government approval for the new program over the coming months, with long-lead items having already been ordered.
The field was currently producing a gross average of 85,000 barrels of oil per day and it expected plateau production of 120,000 bpd by the end of the year as more production wells came online.