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Wood Group Kenny wins subsea engineering services contract for Ghana

Posted on 03 July 2014

Wood Group Kenny (WGK) has been awarded an engineering services contract to support Tullow Ghana and its partners through the execution phase of the Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project, offshore Ghana. WGK will provide subsea, umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) engineering services. The Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme oil fields are situated in the deepwater Tano area, approximately 30 km from the existing Jubilee field and 60 km offshore Ghana.

We are extremely pleased to be extending our business relationship with Tullow, particularly for the execution phase of this important project. We believe this is a reflection of our depth of technical experience and strong resource base across a wide global footprint,” Steve Wayman, CEO of WGK, said. “It follows on from our previous relevant experience in supporting the delivery of SURF projects across several West African countries, including Ghana, where we intend to recruit Ghanaian national graduates on an annual basis and train Ghanaian nationals as subsea engineers, thereby building up local resource capability in the subsea disciplines and to provide bursaries and work with local universities to develop subsea-specific modules on selected engineering degree courses.”

WGK will provide Tullow with project engineering resources, specialist technical support and technical assurance services across the SURF implementation work scope through to first oil. As well as a core project team based in London, WGK resources will be provided across a range of subsea disciplines and at a number of fabrication sites, including the US, Norway, Malaysia and Ghana, where Wood Group Ghana is already established.

The reservoirs are spread over 800 sq km and lie in water depths of between 1,000-1,800 m. Development of the TEN project is being led by Tullow Oil, with partners Ghana National Petroleum Corp, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum Corp and PetroSA.

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 a subsea infrastructure to an FPSO vessel under construction in Singapore. First oil from the TEN fields is scheduled for mid-2016, and the nominal production capacity of the FPSO is 80,000 bbl of oil/day.

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