Lagos — Total Upstream Nigeria Limited at the weekend declared that it has surpassed previous local content standards set in Nigeria.
Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Ahmadu-Kida Musa stated this at the Virtual Process Safety Reliability Group, PSRG – Richardson Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Forum with the theme “Facing the Future”.
The DMD who was represented at the virtual forum by the Executive General Manager, Operation Support Services, Mr. Alex Aghedo, said long before the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development, NOGICD Act, 2010 became law, Nigerian Content was already embedded in Total’s strategy and embedded in all its projects. That is why successive Total projects have surpassed previous Nigerian Content standards, he said.
He listed the firm’s progressive local content records of projects in Nigeria to include Amenam Kpono; Akpo; Ofon 2; OML 58 Upgrade; Usan, and Egina.
“It is obvious that we cannot be responsible players in the industry if we do not pay adequate attention to these elements. I must, therefore, commend your drive in helping to keep these standards in the front burner.”
“Our contributions to Nigeria’s economic development has been very prominent with our deep offshore developments where we demonstrated trail-blazing technological expertise in Ofon, Usan, and Egina.
The deepwater Egina field is today adding 200,000 barrels of oil per day to Nigeria’s production. The Egina FPSO is the largest in the Total Group and the first to be fabricated and integrated in Nigeria with 77 percent engineering man-hours done in-country. Designed for 25 years of operations, the Egina field guarantees a promising future for the country.
Although the ongoing Ikike project is a smaller project, however, it is very big on Nigerian Content because its targets included; 100 percent project management man-hours being performed in Nigeria, 81 percent of Total Detailed Engineering man-hours being performed in-country, 100 percent of construction and fabrication works for 3 out of 4 packages to be performed in-country,100 percent of procurement through Nigerian-owned companies and 100 percent of third-party services by Nigerian-owned companies.