The Kwame Nkrumah FPSO during tanker loading operations on the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana.
Delivering first oil
...it is indeed proper and fitting for us to acknowledge the contributions which many individuals have made to bring us to where we are today. How can we forget the Jubilee partners; Tullow, Kosmos, Anadarko, Sabre, the EO Group and of course GNPC, through whose perseverance and efforts, we have been able to develop the deep sea oil facilities. We are now in a position to start exploiting this very valuable natural resource.
His Excellency John Atta Mills, President of Ghana
A record achievement
In 2007, based on the results of the first two exploration wells, the Jubilee field partners and the Government of Ghana jointly took the early decision to proceed with the accelerated appraisal and development of the Jubilee field. The development plan consisted of 17 wells, 40 km of subsea flowlines, 28 km of control umbilicals, an FPSO vessel with 1.8 billion barrels of storage capacity and significant in-country infrastructure.
All of this was delivered on schedule and within 5% of the original budget for first production at the end of 2010. The field is currently producing over 69,000 bopd gross and is expected to ramp up to 120,000 bopd gross by the summer of 2011. A number of tanker-loads have already been successfully exported to world-wide refining locations.