27 December 2014, Lagos – French oil major Total has unveiled an intensive programme for Egina, a deepwater project in Nigeria.
It said two rigs would be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells in water depths ranging between 1,400 and 1,700 meters.
The Executive General Manager of the Egina Project, Jean-Michel Guy, said in a statement, “This is the deepest offshore project ever operated by Total. With production of 200,000 barrels per day, it will contribute significantly to achieving Total’s 2017 production objectives.”
According to Total, Egina also emphasises Nigerian content as several thousand local jobs will be created and extensive local infrastructure (mainly yards) will be upgraded or built, contributing to Nigeria’s sustainable development.
The situation, which the company described as a win-win situation, would enable the oil giant to pursue a partnership that began more than 50 years ago.
According to the statement, the Egina project, which received a positive investment decision in 2013, is expected to start production around the end of 2017.
The Egina field infrastructure will include an FPSO unit, an oil offloading terminal and subsea production systems such as risers, 52 km of oil and water injection flowlines, 12 flexible jumpers, 20 km of gas export pipelines, 80 km of umbilicals, and subsea manifolds.
At the end of 2017, the start-up of the Egina development will reinforce to Nigeria’s deepwater production potential.
The development of this oil field will benefit from Total’s extensive deep offshore experience in the Gulf of Guinea.
– The Punch