On Wednesday December 15, 2010, commercial production of oil will begin at Ghana’s Jubilee oil field and it will be shown live on Ghana TV.
A press release from Tullow Oil issued Monday November 29, 2010 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says the event will be celebrated at a ceremony to be hosted by president John Evans Atta Mills.
The Jubilee field was discovered in June 2007 and the first oil will be the culmination of three and a half years of work by the Ghana government and the Jubilee partners. The partners are Tullow Oil plc (Tullow), Anadarko Petroleum, Kosmos Energy, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Sabre Oil and Gas and E.O. Group.
According to the release, in preparation for the first oil, oil was produced to the FPSO Sunday November 28, 2010 and is being used to commission processing systems and facilities ahead of First Oil.
Immediately after First Oil, it says, the field will be capable of flowing up to 55,000 barrels of oil per day but as new wells are completed over a three to six month period, production will increase to 120,000 barrels per day.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi