26 August 2018, London — Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been handed the position keeping the role for installation of the Egina FPSO, offshore Nigeria.
EPCIC contractor for the FPSO, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has awarded the position keeping work to Aqualis Offshore. The newbuild FPSO was towed from South Korea and arrived in Nigeria in late January for final integration of topside modules built in Lagos.
Once the FPSO is located at Egina field, Aqualis Offshore will manage the position keeping procedure and provide position keeping masters offshore while it is being connected to the pre-installed mooring spread. In total, the Egina FPSO will be spread moored on 16 mooring lines (4×4).
“Having last year successfully managed the position keeping roles for the Icthys Venturer FPSO and Ichthys Explorer central processing facility, we are no stranger to installing large offshore structures. We look forward to supporting SHI and Total with the Egina FPSO, which is a challenging deepwater field development,” says Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, Aqualis Offshore.
Total is the operator of Egina field, which is located some 130 km off the coast of Nigeria, at water depths of more than 1,500 m. The FPSO measures approximately 330 m in length and is expected to have an oil storage capacity of approximately 2.3 MMbbl of oil.
Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, is a specialized marine and offshore engineering consultancy focusing on the shallow and deepwater segments of the offshore oil and gas industry.