Ghanaian company Hydra Offshore is to be involved in every aspect of Wood Group Kenny’s subsea engineering services contract for the Tullow-operated Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) project, offshore Ghana. The local contractor works along on the project with the UK based Wood Group Kenny until first oil is achieved in mid-2016.
The TEN project is Ghana’s next big thing after the Jubilee field. At peak, this cluster of fields, located in the Deepwater Tano area, is expected to deliver 80,000BOPD. The Government of Ghana approved the Plan of Development in mid -2013 and the conversion of The Centennial Jewel trading tanker to an FPSO is currently going on at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. The development includes the drilling and completion of up to 24 development wells, which will be linked, via subsea infrastructure, to the FPSO. Tullow Oil leads the project development with partners Ghana National Petroleum, Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum and PetroSA.
Wood Group Kenny will support Tullow and its partners through the execution phase of the project by providing subsea, umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) engineering services. The deal requires WGK to provide Tullow with project engineering resources, specialist technical support and technical assurance services across the Surf implementation work scope through to first oil.
Hydra Offshore has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WGK which aims at utilising the strengths of Hydra Offshore’s subsea engineering capabilities with technical experience, capability, technology and technical assurance of Wood Group’s global oil and gas business. Throughout the duration of the TEN project, Hydra Offshore engineers will be able to tap into the subsea experience, knowledge on job coaching, technology and in house training programmes available through Wood Group Kenny.