Tullow delivers first oil from TEN Project
Irish exploration firm Tullow Oil has delivered its first oil from its Ghanaian TEN fields, three years after the plan of development was approved by the Ghana government.
The oil has flowed from the Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme (TEN) fields to the FPSO vessel, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, named after the late President of Ghana.
Tullow expects production to ramp up gradually towards the FPSO capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd). The company predicts the annualised production in 2016 will be approximately 23,000 bopd gross.
Chief executive Aidan Heavey said he is delighted the fields have reached their first oil.
"This is an important moment for Tullow as production begins from our second operated development in Ghana. I thank the Government of Ghana, the Petroleum Commission and our partners – GNPC, Anadarko, Kosmos and PetroSA - for their support and co-operation since we made the first discovery in 2009.
"I also congratulate the project team, our contractors and sub-contractors for delivering this project on time and on budget and with great skill and professionalism and commend them for their commitment to the participation of Ghanaian staff and companies in the project," Mr Heavey said.