Kosmos Energy Ghana Operations
A Passion to Explore, A Drive to Produce
Kosmos is a leading oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. The company’s value-driven asset portfolio includes long-life production and other major project developments offshore Ghana. In addition, Kosmos has made significant hydrocarbon discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal, and established leading exploration positions with substantial hydrocarbon potential offshore Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco, and Western Sahara. We are also identifying and capturing new petroleum systems in other areas.
EXISTING PRODUCTION: GHANA
Our initial success and the foundation of the company is the Jubilee field, offshore Ghana, which unlocked the Tano Basin petroleum system in 2007. First production at Jubilee came online in late 2010, three-and-a-half years after discovery.
MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENTS: GHANA
Further success offshore Ghana has followed the initial discovery at Jubilee. Development at the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme fields (TEN), our second major deepwater oil project in Ghana, is now underway with first production targeted for 2016. In addition,
we completed appraisal of the Mahogany, Teak, and Akasa areas (MTA) in 2014.
Ghana – Oil and Gas Development
FOUNDATION FOR GROWTH AND UPSIDE
Early in its life, Kosmos identified the Tano Basin offshore Ghana as a potential premier hydrocarbon system. Previous industry drilling had failed to deliver significant success offshore Ghana. However, Kosmos’ vision and differentiated approach to exploration led to important discoveries and proved the overlooked Upper Cretaceous stratigraphic play concept.
EXISTING PRODUCTION: JUBILEE
Kosmos’ Jubilee discovery in 2007 was the company’s first major discovery and one of West Africa’s largest discoveries of the last two decades. First production from the initial development phase was in late 2010. Average production is approximately 100,000 barrels of oil per day, and Jubilee partners are working to enhance field performance. Jubilee is a world-class, long-life production asset.
ADDITIONAL NEAR-TERM DEVELOPMENTS
Success at Jubilee led to a number of follow-on oil and gas-condensate discoveries on the West Cape Three Points and Deepwater Tano blocks. On the Deepwater Tano block, the company received approval for the Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) Plan of Development, and first production is targeted for 2016. On the West Cape Three Points Block, Kosmos and partners are submitted the Greater Jubilee Full Field Development Plan and to the Ghanaian Ministry of Petroleum. Upon approval of the plan, the partnership will be able to start developing the Greater Jubilee area by connecting the Mahogany and Teak fields to the Jubilee floating production, storage and offloading vessel.
WORLD-CLASS DISCOVERY AND FOUNDATION OF THE COMPANY
Kosmos opened a significant new hydrocarbon province, the Tano Basin, with the dramatic discovery of the Jubilee Field in the deep waters offshore Ghana in 2007. The Jubilee Field straddles both the West Cape Three Points and Deepwater Tano blocks. Success at Jubilee was the result of the company’s identification of the overlooked Upper Cretaceous structural-stratigraphic play concept along the Transform Margin of Africa. It was one of the largest finds of 2007 worldwide, and the largest find of the entire decade offshore West Africa.
The company served as Technical Operator for Development at Jubilee. The Jubilee Field development was designed in a phased approach to bring first production on quickly and to apply early findings to follow-on phases. First production came in late 2010, just three and a half years from the initial discovery, a record timeframe in deepwater FPSO developments. Production from the field averaged approximately 102,000 barrels of oil per day. Kosmos and partners are pursuing debottlenecking opportunities with the Government of Ghana to further enhance performance. Additional phases are underway, and we expect to maintain a long-life production plateau at the field for several years. Jubilee remains a world-class, de-risked asset that secures Kosmos as a self-funded explorer.
West Cape Three Points Block
APPRAISAL AND DELINEATION
Kosmos identified the West Cape Three Points Block offshore Ghana as a premier opportunity to prove its initial exploration concept, focused on the Late Cretaceous opportunity set. As operator of the West Cape Three Points Block, Kosmos executed a 3D seismic survey over a portion of the block in 2005 and unlocked the Tano Basin petroleum system with the world-class Jubilee oil field discovery in 2007. The success at Jubilee de-risked additional opportunities on the block, and Kosmos and partners have discovered a number of additional oil and gas-condensate discoveries on West Cape Three Points, including Mahogany, Teak, and Akasa (MTA).
Kosmos and its partners have submitted the Greater Jubilee Full Field Development Plan to the Ghanaian Ministry of Petroleum. Upon approval of the plan, the partnership will be able to start developing the Greater Jubilee area by connecting the Mahogany and Teak fields to the Jubilee FPSO.
WEST CAPE THREE POINTS DISCOVERIES
Significant oil find: Currently producing approximately 104,000 barrels per day
Oil and gas-condensate field
Deepwater Tano Block
The Deepwater Tano Block is adjacent to the West Cape Three Points Block in the Tano Basin offshore Ghana. Kosmos entered the Block to further expand our position in the basin, capturing a leading position in this Late Cretaceous play opportunity. An appraisal well of the significant Jubilee field discovery was drilled on the Deepwater Tano block in 2007, confirming the field as a major discovery and the Tano Basin a new petroleum system .
Kosmos and partners discovered the significant Tweneboa gas-condensate accumulation in 2009, followed by the Enyenra oil field in 2010. Further drilling success resulted in the discovery of oil at the Ntomme field and oil and gas-condensate at Wawa in 2012. Initial development of the discoveries on the Deepwater Tano block focused on the Enyenra and Ntomme oil fields, utilizing a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Production from Tweneboa, Enyenra, and Ntomme (TEN) began in August 2016. anticipated in 2016.