Tullow flows first oil offshore Ghana

Tullow Oil has flowed first oil from the Tweneboa, Enyenra, Ntomme (TEN) fields offshore Ghana, to the FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.

In a company statement, Tullow said that first oil has been reached on time and on budget three years after the Plan of Development was approved by the Government of Ghana in May 2013.

Aidan Heavey, CEO of Tullow Oil plc, commented: "I am delighted that the TEN fields have reached first oil. This is an important moment for Tullow as production begins from our second operated development in Ghana.

The TEN start-up process is now well advanced and Tullow expects oil production to ramp-up gradually towards the FPSO capacity of 80,000 bopd through the remainder of 2016. Tullow estimates that TEN average annualised production in 2016 will be approximately 23,000 bopd gross (net: 11,000 bopd).

Tullow is the operator of the TEN fields and holds a 47.175 per cent stake. Tullow’s joint venture partners are Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (17 per cent), Kosmos Energy (17 per cent), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (15 per cent) and PetroSA (3.875 per cent).