Ghana’s second FPSO John Evans Attah Mills is expected to commence production of oil in the first week of August this year. This was disclosed during the tour of the facility by a team of media and officials from Tullow and other partners.
The FPSO is currently undergoing commissioning and testing to give way for the first oil to be produced. According to the managers of the facility MODEC the vessel will see oil production at some 50,000 barrels per day after first oil.
The FPSO John Evans Atta Mills which is 350 meters long and can accommodate 120 people will produce and store oil from Ghana’s Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) offshore oil fields.
With a nominal production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day and a storage capacity of 1.7 million barrels, the FPSO will be attached to nine anchor piles which will maintain her position above the TEN fields, around 60 kilometers from the coast of Ghana’s Western Region.
The FPSO began its voyage from Singapore to Ghana on January 23, 2016 after it was christened by the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, in September 2015.
The vessel which is expected to start producing oil from the TEN fields by the first week of August 2016 according to the lead operators of the TEN fields Tullow, have had its integrated facilities undergoing final commissioning and testing now before first oil.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana