TOKYO – Tullow Oil and its partners in the TEN development offshore Ghana have selected Modec to provide the project’s FPSO, a crude oil tanker conversion scheduled for delivery in 2016.
Modec did not disclose the contract’s value.
The FPSO will be draw production from the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme fields in the Deepwater Tano area offshore Ghana. Water depths at the site average 1,500 m (4,921 ft). Tullow operates the development with 47.175% interest. Partners are Kosmos Energy (17%), Anadarko Petroleum (17%), Petro SA subsidiary Sabre Oil & Gas Holdings (3.825%), and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15%).
MODEC is responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization and operation of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems. SOFEC will design and provide the mooring system.
MODEC will convert the VLCC Centennial J into an FPSO capable of handling expected plateau production of 80,000 bb/d of oil, 170 MMcf/d of gas, and will have storage for 1.7 MMbbl of total fluids. The vessel is designed for a field life of up to 20 years. Modec is currently operating the Kwame Nkrumah MV21 FPSO for Tullow at the Jubilee field off Ghana.