Tullow Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of UK oil and gas exploration company Tullow Oil, has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to international oilfield service company, Expro to deliver subsea, well test and data acquisition services. The specific amount involved has not been mentioned.
The services will be on the Jubilee Phase 1 Development field, which is the country’s first deepwater development, according to information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com from the international oil and gas industry.
According to the reports, Ghana has been a strategic target for Expro since Tullow Oil announced its intention to explore for oil and gas in the country.
Expro is expected to deliver a subsea deepwater intervention completion landing string, using electro-hydraulic technology, which will operate from a fifth-generation dynamic positioning rig. The company, which specialises in all aspects of well flow management, has also been awarded the data acquisition and surface well test clean-up work for Tullow.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with Tullow Oil which further enhances our relationship with this important customer through the sharing of knowledge and the introduction of some of Expro’s innovative technology,” Robin Mair, Expro’s Operations Director was quoted as saying.
The Jubilee oil field is the largest to be discovered in West Africa in the last 10 t0 15 years. According to Tullow Oil it has about 1.8 billion barrels of oil and has 17 wells.
Commercial production of oil and gas from the field is expected to begin in June 2010.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi