DALLAS – Kosmos Energy has issued updates on its projects offshore West Africa.
Mechanical completion work has started for the floating LNG vessel for the bp-operated Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project offshore Mauritania and Senegal.
Topsides integration and hull and living quarters mechanical completion activities are also under way for the FPSO.
Twelve of the caissons have been installed for the breakwater for the LNG jetty, and fabrication has begun on the 20th (penultimate) caisson. Marine supply bases have been established at Nouakchott and Dakar to support subsea operations.
Offshore Ghana, the new J-55W injector well came online at the Jubilee field late in September and is supporting increased production. Drilling should start shortly on a second new Jubilee producer, due to come onstream around the end of this year, lifting gross production from the field above 85,000 b/d.
At TEN, a gas injector well came online early in 4Q and will add pressure support to the Ntomme field.
Drilling has started of a second new infill well at the Okume complex off Equatorial Guinea, but the third planned well looks set to be deferred. The rig is first needed to P&A an existing well off Equatorial Guinea.
Finally, drilling of an appraisal well continues on the Winterfell discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico. This will assess a fault block northwest of the discovery, with an exploration tail into a deeper horizon.