Power Generation Production on jubilee fields to shut down

A shutdown of the Jubilee Oil Fields will mean a reduction in power supply. However, Vice President and Country Manager of Cosmos Energy, Joe Mensah said the shutdown has become necessary to ensure higher production volumes on the FPSO.

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The Jubilee Oil field would be shut down again in the second half of 2017 for the completion of repair works on the vessel.

In February 2017, oil production on the Jubilee Field will be shut down for 15 days, to allow for an interconnection with the Tweneboa, Enyera and Ntomme (TEN) operations.

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The turret bearing of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah developed a fault last year, resulting in a prolonged shut down which affected oil production. Although the problem has been partially resolved, the vessel is still not able to produce at its utmost capacity.

Another shutdown will mean a reduction in power supply.

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However, Vice President and Country Manager of Cosmos Energy, Joe Mensah one of the operators of the Jubilee Fields told Accra-based Starr FM that the shutdown has become necessary to ensure higher production volumes on the FPSO.

“Today Production in Jubilee is over 100,000 barrels a day and once we have to do those type of works we might have to shut down a few weeks here and there to engage in normal steps in work”.

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