Total Deepwater Offshore In Nigeria

Total Deepwater Offshore In Nigeria

OilTotal Egina started production at the end of 2018. The field is located 93 mi (150 km) off Part Harcourt. The field is estimated to contain reserves of 550 MMbbl located in deep-water ranging from 4,593 to 5,740 ft (1,400 to 1,750 m). It is one of Total’s deepest offshore projects, the massive field requires the largest floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to date. The 1,083 ft-long (330m) FPSO Egina, which has 60,000-ton topsides and a storage capacity of 2.3 MMbbl of oil.

Total awarded the contract to TechnipFMC for the subsea production system (SPS) and flexible piping. It is worth than a billion dollars in June 2013 that covered the subsea trees and wellheads, manifolds, installation tolling, flowline connection systems multiphase meters and associated control systems.

With the startup of the production in Egina it is significant for the local oil and gas sector. Total expects the filed to peak at 200,000 bopd, which is the equivalent of 10% of Nigeria’s total production.

The result of the discovery has pushed to add jobs, infrastructure upgrades and further development in Nigeria. In June 2016, a new subsea services workshop in Onne, Port Harcourt. The support centered functioned as the service base. But fabrication also occurred in Norway and Scotland. Engineering and construction for the subsea production system were completed in Nigeria.

The discovery in 2003 of the Egina field located on block OML 130, within kilometers of the Akpo field, producing since 2009 and the Preowei discovery, for which a final investment decision is expect later in 2019. Operator Total partners with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp, CNOOC, Sapetro and Petrobas on the lease.

Nigeria has been wise to pursue offshore drilling, it is helping the country GOP and become a player in the oil market.