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Ghana’s oil production plans progress as Weatherford Pipeline wins contract

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Plans and works towards the commercial production of Ghana’s oil are well on track as another international specialty company, Weatherford Pipeline & Specialty Services Group has won a contract to work on the Jubilee oil field.

According to information in the global oil industry available to ghanabusinessnews.com, Weatherford has been awarded a contract by the French company already working on the Jubilee field for precommissioning and commissioning services on the field.

The information say the contract includes pigging of production, water and gas injection flowlines; hydrostatic testing of the flowlines, riser and jumpers; followed by dewatering of the gas injection system.

During installation and post installation Weatherford will also perform electrical and pressure monitoring and testing of the umbilicals from the floating production, storage, and offloading vessel (FPSO), it added.

Information on Weatherford’s website says the company offers a host of services used throughout the lifecycle of pipelines and process facilities, onshore and offshore.

“Weatherford employs approximately 40,000 employees worldwide, operates in more than 100 countries with 800 service bases and 16 technology development and training facilities,” it says.

The Jubilee field is the largest oil field to be discovered in West Africa in the last 10 to 15 years. According to Tullow Oil, the major stakeholder in the field, it contains 1.8 billion barrels of oil and has 17 wells.

Commercial production of oil is due to start in the latter part of 2010.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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