Arnlea Systems has been awarded a contract to carry out inspection services for African-focused Tullow Oil Plc. The Aberdeen-based asset manager is to use its hazardous area inspection system, Intrinsix Ex, to carry out inspections on two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels hired by Tullow Oil, Ecofin Agency reported. The two vessels are to be used on the Jubilee and Ten fields offshore Ghana.

Intrinsix enables Tullow to enhance its inspection and work management operations around hazardous area equipment. The system alerts relevant parties to potentially serious issues in a time-critical manner, reducing unplanned shutdowns and loss of revenue, according to Offshore Engineer.

Arnlea Systems’ Managing Director, Allan Merritt, said: “Intrinsix Ex will allow Tullow to remain compliant, increase operational efficiency and achieve a return on investment well within the first year.”

This agreement came a few weeks after Tullow declared force majeure on Seadrill contract for the West Leo rig contract. Egypt Oil&Gas reported early October that Tullow sent a notice claiming the field for which the rig has been hired, is subject to a drilling moratorium by the government of Ghana due to the ongoing arbitration proceedings before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) to determine the delineation of a disputed border.