Oil in Ghana

Oil Production5.2million tonnes per year

Oil Recoverable Reserves90million tonnes

Ghana’s oil output is currently one of Africa’s smallest, but recent exploration successes seem likely to propel it into at least the middle rank of regional producers.

The Jubilee field, a substantial oil discovery that straddles two deep water exploration licence areas (Deepwater Tano and West Cape Three Points) in Ghana’s offshore, is being developed by the field operator Tullow Oil, with first production scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010. In March 2009, Tullow announced another promising discovery (Tweneboa) in the Deepwater Tano licence area, about 25 km west of the Jubilee field.


Oil data represents Crude Oil only, for extra-heavy oil and oil shale please refer to the WER 2013 report oil chapter.

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