DALLAS, Texas —Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons has extended the production sharing contract for offshore Block G through the end of 2040.
The concession includes the producing Ceiba and Okume complex fields, which were previously set to expire in 2029 and 2034, respectively.
Trident Energy operates Block G with Kosmos Energy, Panoro Energy and GEPetrol.
According to Kosmos’ latest results statement, production has improved recently following the addition of new wells at Okume and ~99% uptime at the Ceiba FPSO.
The Okume upgrade project was completed, with measures taken to increase Okume throughput and improve process reliability by increasing power generation, fluid handling and water injection capacities.
A current three-well electrical submersible pump installation should be completed by the end of September, and that will provide further production support.
Jubilee Field maintenance
Elsewhere in West Africa, a water injector well has been drilled and completed on the Jubilee Field offshore Ghana and is providing pressure support to the field, Kosmos said. Completion should follow shortly after a further producer and another water injector well.
At present, the Jubilee FPSO is undergoing a two-week planned shutdown for routine maintenance and facility upgrades. Production should be restored later this week.
The Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG project off Mauritani/Senegal was about 75% complete at the end of the first quarter. Mooring piles have been pre-installed offshore, and work continues in the shipyard on the FPSO, with mechanical completion activities and inspection tests.
Three caissons remain to be installed for the offshore hub terminal. Subsea construction work should start later this month, and the first top holes have been completed on two of the four wells that will be drilled for first gas.