Subsea solutions provider James Fisher Offshore (JFO) has completed the pipeline cuts on the Jubilee field offshore Ghana to help get the field back to full production.

According to the company, the work was completed significantly ahead of schedule from December 2021 to February 2022.

As part of the Tullow Oil inspection, maintenance and repair (IRM) scope on the field, JFO supported Subsea 7 with a project to remove a dropped pipeline in order for a replacement pipeline to be installed.

JFO scope of services included engineering, project management, methodology and equipment provision with modifications to the equipment due to a harsh deepwater working environment.

Using the 2345Te shear, the company completed the work, performing 85 cuts in water depths up to 1,110 metres.

Following the project completion, the replacement pipeline can now be installed to get the field back up to full production by the end of 2022.

The Jubilee field straddles both the West Cape Three Points and Deepwater Tano (DWT) blocks in the Tano Basin offshore Ghana. The first production from the Jubilee field came in late 2010 and from Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) in 2016.

As part of its strategy to maximise value from the producing assets, Tullow Oil exercised its right of pre-emption related to the sale of Occidental Petroleum’s interests in the Jubilee and TEN fields in Ghana to Kosmos Energy in November 2021.

Recently, Tullow Ghana and the Ghana Navy entered into an agreement, which is expected to add an additional layer of safety and security in the Ghanian waters, allowing the company to continue operations in its offshore fields in the area.

Source: Offshore Energy