Oil giant Tullow says oil production and gas export at the jubilee field is continuing as normal despite a potential issue identified with the turret area of the Jubilee Floating Production Storage and Offtake vessel (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah.
According to Tullow 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.
According to Tullow it has informed Government and its Partners of a change to operating procedures at the Jubilee field FPSO.
SOFEC will now undertake further offshore examinations and Tullow will work with SOFEC to determine what further measures will be required.
By: Vivian Kai Lokko/citifmonline.com/Ghana