Total to develop Egina oilfield offshore Nigeria

total nigeria-eschipul flickrTotal’s subsidiary Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the development of the offshore oilfield Egina

The field, discovered in 2003, is located in water depths of around 1,600 metres, 200km offshore Port Harcourt and 20km southwest of the Akpo Field, on oil mining lease (OML) 130.

The field development plan calls for 44 wells connected to a 330-metre-long floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel with a storage capacity of 2.3mn barrels. The design of the FPSO includes capacity for future developments of nearby discoveries. 

First oil is expected by the end of 2017, with output reaching 200,000 bpd. 

Yves-Louis Darricarrère, president of TUPNI, said, “Egina is the second development of the OML 130 license. Following Akpo, which was brought on stream in 2009, it will add significant value to the partnership. With more than 21mn man-hours of local work, the project will make a material contribution to the development of Nigerian economy.”

TUPNI has a 24 per cent interest in the field alongside OML 130 partners like Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), South Atlantic Petroleum (SAPETRO), China’s CNOOC Limited, and Brazil’s Petrobras.

In 2012, Total’s overall production in Nigeria was at 279,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

 

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