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DeepOcean has secured a contract from Tullow Oil to provide a multi-purpose subsea construction vessel on Jubilee and TEN fields, offshore Ghana.

The deal includes subsea tree and jumper installations in about 1,100m to 2,000m water depth.

DeepOcean Ghana is mobilising the Rem Forza subsea construction vessel for a six-months charter from March to August 2015. It may be extended to 2016.

DeepOcean executive vice-president of international Mads Bårdsen said: "DeepOcean has for several years looked for a suitable contract to support the establishment of our installation and ROV intervention services in the West African region.

"With the current contract and associated scope of work, we have the right foundation to develop a strong presence in the region building upon our current extensive track record from the North Sea."

"With the current contract and associated scope of work, we have the right foundation to develop a strong presence in the region building upon our current extensive track record from the North Sea."

The Jubilee field was discovered in June 2007. It is located 60km offshore between the Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points blocks in Ghana.

The field’s recoverable reserves are estimated to be more than 370 million barrels, with an upside potential of 1.8 billion barrels.

The Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme (TEN) development project includes the collective development of three hydrocarbon accumulations, Tweneboa, Enyenra (formerly Owo) and Ntomme.

The fields lie in water depths of 1,000m-2,000m and the development is located 25km away from the Tullow Oil-operated Jubilee field.

A total of 33 wells are planned to be drilled, including 15 oil production, 15 water injection, one gas production and two gas injection wells.

Another 16 wells are expected to be drilled in the future, depending on production levels.


Image: DeepOcean will provide a multi-purpose subsea construction vessel on Jubilee and TEN fields, offshore Ghana. Photo: courtesy of DeepOcean.