Tullow Oil plc says it has informed the Government of Ghana and its Partners of a change to operating procedures at the Jubilee field FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.
“Following a recent inspection of the turret area of the Jubilee Floating Production Storage and Offtake vessel (FPSO), by SOFEC, the original turret manufacturer, a potential issue was identified with the turret bearing. As a precautionary measure, additional operating procedures to monitor the turret bearing and reduce the degree of rotation of the vessel are being put in place,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
“SOFEC will now undertake further offshore examinations and Tullow will work with SOFEC to determine what further measures will be required. Oil production and gas export is continuing as normal,” it added.
This development means the FPSO now will have to be stationary and will not move around until examination is completed and the issue is fixed.