Tullow restarts production from Ghana’s Jubilee field

Oil exploration and production company Tullow Oil has restarted production from the Jubilee field offshore Ghana following issues with a turret on the field’s FPSO, the Kwame Nkrumah. 

At the end of April the oil company said it was expecting for the off-take and production from the field to resume ‘in the next few days’.

However, come May and Tullow has not provided any further updates about the field.

Following several media reports saying that Tullow has restarted production from the field, Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Tullow Oil seeking confirmation and further details on the field’s production.

Tullow’s spokesperson told Offshore Energy Today that off-take began over the weekend and production restarted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

According to Citi Business News’ report, Tullow cut production from the field by over 50 pct, from 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day prior shutdown, to 33,000 barels per day after the restart.

To remind, a technical investigation of the Jubilee field FPSO Kwame Nkrumah turret bearing has confirmed that it was no longer able to rotate as originally designed leading to new operating procedures being implemented.

Tullow is the operator of the Jubilee field with 35.48% interest. Tullow’s partners are Kosmos and Anadarko, each with 24.08% interest, and GNPC and Petro SA with 13.64% and 2.73% interest, respectively.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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