Ghana's First FPSO to Set Sail



The Kwame Nkrumah MV21 FPSO, which was converted by Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Jurong Shipyard for MODEC, is on track for its assignment in Phase I development for Jubilee field. The FPSO will leave the shipyard in the next couple of days and will begin its 20-year assignment without dry-docking on the field. The Kwame Nkrumah MV21 FPSO is capable of processing 120,000 bopd and 160 MMcf/d of production gas, with a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels of oil and a water injection rate of 230,000 barrels of water per day. The conversion of the FPSO, equipped with the biggest turret ever constructed, encompassed detailed engineering, installation and integration of 17 modules, including a water treatment plant, crude separation plant, chemical injection plant, gas process and injection plant, the turret, electricity generation plant and a 120-room accommodation facility. First oil is scheduled to commence from the FPSO in the fourth quarter of 2010. Located on two licenses, Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points, Jubilee is situated in a water depth of 3,609 feet (1,100 meters) and is operated by Tullow (49.5%).

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