Akufo-Addo turns on valve to commemorate first oil from Jubilee South Area

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah on September 8 to turn on the valve and commemorate the official first oil from the Jubilee South Area.

The Jubilee South-East Area is expected to add 30,000 barrels of oil per day to the greater Jubilee Field, bringing the total oil production at the Jubilee Field to 100,000 barrels per day by the end of this year.

The Jubilee South-East Area is a joint venture that has received a $1 billion investment from its partners.

After turning on the valve, President Akufo-Addo said this is in fulfillment of the government’s commitment to grow the Ghanaian petroleum industry.

The Jubilee South East project is a joint venture between six oil companies, including Tullow Oil, Kosmos Energy, Kosmos Energy Ghana Investments, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, PetroSA, and Jubilee Oil Holdings Limited.

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Energy Minister, Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, who accompanied the President to turn on the valve, said the Jubilee South East project took into account local content.

“The project has been a huge success, delivered in a record time because of utmost cooperation between the operator, and the Ministry of Energy. It 2021, we started this project and now within two years, we are delivering 30,000 more barrels a day, and we have increased the capacity in two years,” Mathew Opoku-Prempeh stated.

Tullow’s Chief Executive, Wissam Al-Monthiry, said the additional 30,000 barrels of oil per day, in addition to the greater Jubilee Field’s production, marks a major step forward in its production.

Petroleum Commission Chief Executive, Egbert Faibille congratulated the Jubilee partners on the Jubilee South East Project, noting that the involvement of local companies like Orsam Oil and Gas in the fabrication of some subsea installations, such as suction piles and manifolds, demonstrates their commitment to local content.

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