According to Tullow Ghana Limited, lead operators of the Jubilee Partners field, the shutdown is to allow routine maintenance works on the vessel to be undertaken on key equipment of the FPSO.Tullow Ghana also says the planned shutdown will not impact the projected average production for the year.
The shutdown which is beginning Sunday 20th March and expected to be completed around 3 of April, 2016, Citi Business News understands, is essential to ensure the ongoing reliability and integrity of the FPSO.
In view of that, there will be no oil or gas production from the Jubilee Field during the 14 day period to ensure safety, and in line with standard industry practice.
In a statement copied to Citi Business News, the Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Limited, Charles Darku said; “our commitment is to adhere to international operational performance management standards to ensure the FPSO operates safely and efficiently at its optimal level.”
The last major planned maintenance shutdown was in September 2013.