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Tullow Ghana - new frontier volatility management

Tullow Ghana

Tullow proved the commercial value of the Jubilee field with two exploration wells in 2007, then began preparations for an extensive multi-year development drilling campaign. Ghana was a new province for oilfield activity. Outside scrutiny of the project was intense as the potential reward was so high, while in-country experience was in short supply.

Tullow brought to the project newly recruited drilling staff with international multi-operator experience. The Drilling Manager needed a standard recipe for project management that he could rely on - the Well Delivery Process. Many of the in-country staff were on 28-day rotation, so continuity between teams was also a challenge. Traditional methods to manage the WDP and track progress against it could not give the drilling team and management in London, and partners in Houston, a view of projects they could trust. Tullow selected Eikos to support the team in London and Ghana, with a standard way of working, continuity and clear project overview. It made a significant contribution to controlling volatility in this new frontier project.

Mike Williams, Drilling Manager said about Eikos:

With this simple, yet very powerful, tool we took the process we had and made it better. It provides a consistent and auditable way of working that helps engineers do a better job and saves supervision time.