Tullow Ghana leadership visits Orsam Fabrication Yard and Skandi Africa
Tullow Ghana (TGL) leadership team members, led by Managing Director Wissam Al-Monthiry, visited the Orsam Fabrication Yard and subsea installation vessel Skandi Africa in Takoradi for a day-long working tour.
The visit allowed TGL leaders to inspect complex subsea infrastructure that is currently being built, as well as ongoing Skandi Africa installation preparations.
These installations are part of the Jubilee South-East (JSE) field development project’s execution works.
Tullow expressed its confidence in delivering further profitable growth with the execution of the JSE project, which is on track for the second half of 2023, in its full year results released on March 8, 2023.
This additional infrastructure is expected to bring undeveloped reserves online and increase the Jubilee fields’ gross production to more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day (100 kbopd) by the end of the year.
Wissam Al-Monthiry stated that the visit was not only energising but also educational. “Seeing first-hand all the work that has gone into the preparations for the JSE expansion project is a reminder to all of us of the local capacity that has been developed over the years.
“The project will increase output in the Jubilee field, providing value not only for Tullow, but for Ghana and all stakeholders.”
He acknowledged that the complexity, magnitude, and scale of operations at Tullow’s Orsam Fabrication Yard in Ghana demonstrate Tullow’s commitment to developing local capacity to manage complex engineering.
Since its inception in November 2021, the Orsam Fabrication Yard has implemented a number of work scopes, training, and development initiatives to provide its workforce with high levels of proficiency and professionalism.
Orsam currently employs 90% Ghanaians and has completed over one million man-hours without a single safety incident, making it a success story of true local capacity development. The yard has successfully fabricated, integrated, and completed manifolds, pile tops, water injection structures, and other critical subsea infrastructure for installation in the Jubilee South-East field to date.
Technip FMC operates Skandi Africa, one of the world’s largest subsea installation vessels. It is one of their newest subsea installation vessels, outfitted with cutting-edge technology and capable of performing complex subsea pipe-laying operations. The pipe-laying system is approximately 70 metres above the vessel’s deck and weighs approximately 2,000 tonnes.
TGL’s approach to the development of the Jubilee South-East project emphasises the Company’s commitment to deliberate local content and local capacity development.
Source: Energy Ghana