Jubilee Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: Kosmos
  • Country: Ghana
  • Location: In the Tano Basin offshore Ghana
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners: Tullow, Kosmos, Anadarko, GNPC
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 600 Million BOe
  • Production Volume: 120,000 bpd


  • One of the largest finds of 2007, it is Ghana's first oil producing field
  • This field is located off the coast of Ghana at water depths ranging between 1,200 and 1,700 meters
  • The Kwame Nkrumah MV21 FPSO is capable of processing more than 120,000 barrels of oil per day, and injecting more than 230,000 barrels of water per day and 160 MMscfd of produced gas
  • A gas plant is being constructed onshore


  • Modec: Provision and operation of FSPO
  • Sembcorp Marine: FPSO conversion, including detailed engineering, installation and integration of 18 topside modules, installation of external turret and power generation, accommodation upgrading as well as extensive piping and electrical cabling works.
  • Technip:
    • Engineering and fabrication of seven 10-inch diameter and two 8-inch diameter risers,
    • engineering, fabrication and installation of approximately 48 kilometers of production and gas and water injection rigid flowlines,
    • Installation of 26 kilometers of umbilicals(4), nine flexible risers (supplied by Technip under the first contract) and subsea manifold and riser base structures,
    • Connection of the flowlines to the wellheads and subsea manifolds,
    • test of the entire system.
  • Aker Solutions: FPSO installation
  • First Subsea: Supply of the mooring connectors for the FPSO


  • 2007 - The field is discovered
  • 2008 - Modec awarded FSPO contract
  • 2009 - The Minister of Energy in Ghana formally approves the Jubilee field Phase 1 Development Plan
  • 2009 - Technip awarded two contracts for the development of the Jubilee field
  • 2010 - First oil produced in December
  • 2011 - First oil exported
  • 2012 - The first Jubilee Phase 1A production well was brought on stream


  • Upper Cretaceous structural-stratigraphic play


  1. First Oil in Ghana - Tullow Oil
  2. The Jubilee Field, Kosmos
  3. Key facts, Tullow
  4. Technip awarded two contracts for the development of the Jubilee field in Ghana
  5. MODEC Secures Award for the First FPSO Offshore Ghana
  6. Sembcorp Marine's Jurong Shipyard Secures FPSO Conversion Contract from MODEC
  7. SOFEC Selects First Subsea mooring connectors for Jubilee FPSO
  8. FPSO installation deal to Aker Solutions
  9. Tullow Oil Operational Update
  10. FMC Technologies Announces Subsea Services Agreement with Tullow Ghana

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