Tullow Ghana changes operating procedures on Jubilee field

Britain-based Tullow Oil, operators of Ghana’s Jubilee oil field, has effected changes in the operating procedures of the production vessel Kwame Nkrumah, a release said here.


The release, issued here Wednesday by Tullow, said the operators had informed government of Ghana and its partners of a change to operating procedures at the Jubilee field Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Jubilee partners are seeking government's approval to flare gas from the country's biggest oil field.
Jubilee partners are seeking government’s approval to flare gas from the country’s biggest oil field.

Following a recent inspection of the turret (a smaller tower on top of the main tower) area of the Jubilee FPSO vessel by SOFEC, the original turret manufacturer, Tullow said a potential issue was identified with the turret bearing.

“As a precautionary measure, additional operating procedures to monitor the turret bearing and reduce the degree of rotation of the vessel are being put in place,” the release stated.

It said SOFEC would now undertake further offshore examinations and Tullow would work with SOFEC to determine what further measures would be required, assuring that this would not affect oil production.

“Oil production and gas export is continuing as usual,” the release maintained. Enditem.

Source: Xinhua


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