6. Installation, Commissioning and Ready for Start-up
“I am extremely proud of the in-country team we have built since 2008. Tullow’s policy is to employ as many local nationals as possible and currently over 80% of our employees are Ghanaian and we expect this to rise to over 90%by 2013.”
Dai Jones, President & General Manager, Tullow Ghana
Subsea equipment installation work commenced in Ghana in January 2010. A fleet of 14 vessels is directly involved in shipping and then installing the flowlines, umbilicals, controls, manifolds and subsea wellhead trees. The operation is being run from the port of Takoradi-Sekondi in western Ghana.
The facility installation work will take up to nine months to complete including the tie-in of the FPSO during the third quarter. This will be followed by a period of commissioning of the vessel and subsea systems in-situ and oil is expected to start producing into the facilities in the fourth quarter.