FPSO Kwame Nkrumah: Revealing GhanaÕs Jubilee Development
13 June, 2013
FPSO Kwame Nkrumah: Revealing Ghana’s Jubilee Development
13 June 2013 London Evening Meeting
Chairman Bob Allwood, SUT
Roger Swaine, Group Projects and Engineering Manager, Tullow Oil
The Jubilee field straddles the Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points licenses some 60 km offshore Ghana & 130 km southwest of the port city Takoradi. This presentation outlined the successful delivery of this “ultra fast track” project which set records for the industry and which has now been in production for more than two years. The FPSO is named the Kwame Nkrumah after the first President of Ghana and is converted from an existing Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) 1991 single hull tanker by MODEC in the Jurong shipyard, Singapore.
Conversion work commenced in November 2008 and FPSO arrived in Ghanaian waters June 2010. Start-up November 2010.
The subsea architecture consists of 46 km of subsea flowlines supplied by Technip, 28 km of umbilicals supplied by Aker, 19 Subsea trees, 8 manifolds and 2 riser bases supplied by FMC. 14 vessels were directly involved in installation operated from the Takoradi-Sekondi port.