Greater Jubilee oil field development plan presented to Petroleum Minister

Charles Darku, Tullow Ghana CEO, presenting the PoD to the Petroleum Minister
Charles Darku, Tullow Ghana CEO, presenting the PoD to the Petroleum Minister

Petroleum Minister, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has received the Plan of Development (PoD) for the Greater Jubilee oil field – an integration of the Jubilee Field with the nearby Mahogany and Teak discoveries in the West Cape Three Points Block.

The integration of the new fields is a collaborative effort between Tullow Ghana and Kosmos, with support from Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

The Ministry of Petroleum, the Petroleum Commission and GNPC are expected to review the entire document and to grant approval if satisfied.

A statement from the Ministry of Petroleum signed by Edward Abambire Bawa, the Head of Communications, said the existing subsea infrastructure would be expanded to accommodate the additional wells which will also be produced through the current Jubilee FPSO (Kwame Nkrumah).

“Jubilee has been developed using a combination of water and gas injection for pressure support and sweep. Mahogany will be developed via water injection only and Teak via gas depletion in the Development Case”, the statement also said.

The Petroleum Minister was reported to have congratulated both contractors for delivering on time.

The statement said the Minister, during the Ministry of Petroleum’s 2015 Meet-The-Press Series, had indicated that a joint Front End Engineering Design (FEED) was being carried out to determine the facilities needed for the integration of the new fields, with both contractors having until the end of the year to submit the Greater Jubilee PoD.

Present at the presentation of the PoD were the Deputy Minister for Petroleum Benjamin Dagadu, Chief Executive Officer of Tullow Ghana, Mr Charles Darku; Vice President and Country Manager of Kosmos Energy, Mr Joe K. Mensah, Chief Director of the Petroleum Ministry, Legal Director Professor Thomas Mba Akabzaa, and other directors, as well as representatives from the Petroleum Commission and GNPC.

By Emmanuel Odonkor

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