It’s been a long, hard slug, but crude oil production from Ghana’s Jubilee Field has reached 90,000BOPD. It is now 25% short of the 120,000BOPD that operator Tullow Oil envisaged, as peak production for Phase 1field development, at the onset of the work in 2008. A shortfall in reservoir completion methodology had severely cut back the volume. Jubilee field was delivering 73,500BOPD as of November 30, 2012. The current production was achieved in early December with the coming, on stream, of the first Jubilee Phase 1A production well, which is delivering in excess of 16,500 BOPD.
The well is the first of five Phase 1A producers which are planned to be completed before mid-2013. The second Phase 1A production well will be completed by end of December 2012. Meanwhile, reservoir remedial work, through acid simulation, is at advanced stage on reservoirs in two Jubilee Phase 1 wells to top up the volume.