Tullow jubilant over Jubilee production start

Tullow Oil plc, Anadarko Petroleum, Kosmos Energy, Ghana National Petroleum Corp., Sabre Oil and Gas, and E.O. Group celebrated first oil from the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana. His Excellency John Atta Mills, President of Ghana, was the guest of honour at the ceremony.

First Oil events took place both offshore on the FPSO and onshore in Takoradi, close to the Jubilee onshore support base. The ceremony was broadcast live on Ghana TV and can be followed on the Tullow Ghana website (www.tullowoil.com/Ghana), where additional related content is available.

Oil first flowed into the FPSO on Sunday 28 November and this oil has been used to commission the facilities. The oil production rate will initially increase to 55,000 bpdand then to 120,000 bpd, as new wells are completed over the next three to six months. The first tanker of oil from the Jubilee field is expected to be exported soon.

Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive, said: “History will be made today and I am very proud to be part of it. First Oil from the Jubilee field is a wonderful occasion for Ghana, its Government and People, the Jubilee Partners and Tullow. It is the culmination of a lot of dedication and hard work from a world-class team on a world-class field. So many people deserve recognition and thanks today, my personal thanks go in particular to the Government of Ghana. Their support and commitment to this project helped the Jubilee Partners ensure that First Oil for Ghana became a reality. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

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