Ghana timeline

2006

March:

Ghana licences signed

2007

June:

First Jubilee discovery well; Mahogany-1

August:

Second Jubilee exploration; Hyedua-1. Confirms the existence of a large oil field straddling the Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points licences.

2008

February:

Tullow designated as field operator.

March:

Jubilee Phase 1 Development commences.

May:

Mahogany-2 appraisal well establishes major upside.

2009

January:

Hyedua-2 well flow tested at 16,750 bopd.

March:

Tweneboa-1 discovers new light hydrocarbon field.

May:

Mahogany-1 well flow tested at 20,000 bopd.

July:

The Minister of Energy in Ghana formally approves the Jubilee field Phase 1 Development Plan and Unitisation Agreement on behalf of the Government of Ghana.

August:

6 development wells drilled, successfully encountering anticipated reservoir thickness and quality.

December:

First part of a two-stage Jubilee Environment Impact Statement approved by the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency.

2010

January:

Tweneboa-2 appraisal well confirms discovery of significant oil and gas-condensate field.

May:

FPSO officially named the Kwame Nkrumah and sets sail from Singapore to Ghana.

June:

FPSO arrives in Ghanaian waters.

September:

Owo-1 sidetrack result confirms the discovery of the Enyenra oil field (formally Owo)

November:

Ntomme-1 well discovers gas-condensate field. 

December:

First oil is achieved from the Jubilee field Phase 1 development.

2011

January:

Tweneboa-3/ST wells discover gas-condensate.

First offtake from the Jubilee FPSO successful completed.

February:

Teak-1 discovers 73 metres of net hydrocarbons in Campanian and Turonian-aged reservoirs.

March:

Enyenra-2A well confirms that the Enyenra field is in communication over a 7km distance.

July:

Tullow completes the acquisition of the Ghanaian interests of EO Group Limited for $305 million.

Trading of Tullow shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange commenced on 27 July 2011.

August:

Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) commenced.

2012

January:

Jubilee Phase 1A Plan of Development approved by the Government of Ghana.

November:

TEN Plan of Development submitted to the Government of Ghana

2013

May:

Government of Ghana approves TEN Plan of Development

October:

The TEN FPSO, Centennial Jewel, arrives in Singapore to commence its conversion from being a tanker.

2014

May:

100 Millionth barrel of oil produced from the Jubilee field

November:

Onshore gas processing facility comes on-stream taking associated gas from the Jubilee field for use in power generation

December:

Over 50% of TEN development project completed

2015

September:

TEN FPSO officially named ‘FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills’

december:

Greater Jubilee Full Field Development Plan submitted to the Government of Ghana

SEPTEMBER:

TEN FPSO officially named ‘FPSO Prof. John Evans Atta Mills’

2016

January:

TEN FPSO sails away from Singapore and begins its voyage to Ghana

February:

TEN Project over 85% complete

March:

TEN FPSO arrives in Ghanaian waters

April:

Project over 90% complete; FPSO hook-up under way; seventh well completion under way

August:

TEN First Oil delivered on time and on budget