GHANA OFFSHORE OIL PRODUCTION VESSEL SHUT DOWN FOR REPAIRS

ACCRA– Partners in Ghana’s Jubilee offshore oilfield have commenced a shutdown of the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Kwame Nkrumah, to facilitate repair works on the damaged turret bearing of the vessel.

A statement issued by the Jubilee field operator, Tullow Oil, on Thursday, the shutdown is the first of two planned for the first quarter of the year. “It is also another chance to conduct scheduled maintenance to improve process reliability,” the statement added.

The partners in the consortium operating the field had planned a total of three shutdown periods for the year, two in the first quarter and one in the last quarter for remedial works on the FPSO turret bearing and rolling back into place.

“The first shutdown which begins Thursday February 1, 2018 will be for an estimated three-week period. This shutdown coincides with the planned Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) shutdown of the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant. Therefore there will be no supply of gas to the plant,” the statement added.

The statement added that there would be a second shutdown starting from March 19 also for an estimated three-week period for the completion of works. During the second shutdown period gas supply from the Jubilee field will be replaced by gas supply from the Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) to GNGC.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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