Ghana’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel on June 21, 2012 reached a significant milestone by achieving two years of operations with zero Lost Time Incidents (LTIs).
Officials say the achievement was due to the diligence and safety conscious attitude of the operators of the vessel.
“The sustained high level of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance has been made possible due to the continued diligence and safety conscious attitude of both staff and leaders, and their ongoing focus on EHS,” said Tullow Oil after members of the combined team – the Integrated Project Team, commissioning team, contractors and MODEC operations teams, gathered together to celebrate the success aboard the FPSO.
Looking forward, Tullow assured that “all the staff involved are leaving no room for complacency and the Operations Team is committed to delivering first class EHS performance, with a view to achieving and sustaining zero LTIs in the work-place”.
Commenting on the achievement, Dai Jones, President and General Manager of Tullow Ghana in a statement said “This is a real top quartile industry achievement because it has been a very tough journey and the whole Jubilee and FPSO teams onshore and offshore deserve all the credit for their excellent leadership and team work.”
The FPSO, named after Ghana’s first President Kwame Nkrumah, has an oil processing capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day, a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels, and can produce 160 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. Additionally, it has the capacity to inject more than 230,000 barrels of water within the same period.
The vessel is 60 metres wide and 330 metres in length, approximately the length of three football fields. It has 17 modules weighing more than 12,500 tons installed on it. The modules include a water treatment plant, crude separation plant, chemical injection plant, gas processing and injection plant, the turret, electricity generation plant and a 120-room accommodation unit, among other facilities.