WATCH: TEN Subsea Manifolds Loadout
The TEN Project’s four subsea manifolds and two riser bases were fabricated by FMC Technologies in Houston, USA. They were recently loaded out onto a transport vessel on their way to Ghana to be installed on the seabed in the TEN fields.
Operated by Tullow, the TEN Project is Ghana’s second major oil development. The project takes its name from the three offshore fields under development, Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme which are situated in the Deepwater Tano block, around 60 kilometers offshore Western Ghana.
First oil is scheduled for mid-2016 with a facility capacity of around 80.000 barrels of oil per day expected to be reached in early 2017.
The TEN Plan of Development was approved by the Government of Ghana in May 2013, and at the beginning of January 2015. the project was over 50% complete. In Singapore, the conversion of the Centennial Jewel very large crude carrier IVLCCI into the TEN floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessel is progressing well and the FPSO is on track to leave Singapore in late 2015.
All 10 pre-first oil wells have been drilled ahead of schedule. They are now suspended in preparation for the completions to be installed by April 2016. Construction vessels will arrive on the field in Q3 2015 to begin installing the subsea production system.