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

2017

SEPTEMBER: 

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) made its decision with regard to the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, determining that the new maritime boundary does not affect the TEN fields. 

October:

The Government of Ghana approved the Greater Jubilee Full Field Development Plan in October 2017, allowing Tullow and its Joint Venture Partners to prepare for a multi-year incremental drilling programme to maximise and sustain oil production and gas export. 

2018

February:

Start of a multi-year incremental drilling programme accross both the TEN and Jubilee fields to optimise output from both fields.