Full capacity test for Jubilee FPSO in coming weeks as oil output ramps up to 120,000 – Tullow

FPSOThe floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the Jubilee oilfields will for the first time be tested to its full capacity in the coming weeks, operator at the Ghana field, Tullow Oil said today January 11, 2013.

This is due to the field’s increase in oil production per day following start-up of two Jubilee Phase 1A wells and the successful acid stimulations, it says.

According to the UK oil producer, the Jubilee field is currently producing around 110,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

“The total well production capacity is now over 120,000 bopd therefore allowing the current FPSO capacity to be tested over the coming weeks,” Tullow said in its trading statement.

The company also indicated that drilling of the Sapele-1 well in the Deepwater Tano licence has commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of February 2013 adding “this well will conclude exploration activity in this licence”.

By Ekow Quandzie

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