*AMD2 Extension Module sails away
Port Harcourt — TotalEnergies’ IKIKE project has boosted local content and created 3,000 direct and indirect jobs, through the construction of jacket, modules, topsides, risers in Nigerian yards, the company has said.
IKIKE project is a tie- back reservoir to the existing Amenam field in OML99, which would add an increased production of 32,000 barrels of oil per day, by drilling five new wells including water injection.
Speaking at the 250MT Amenam Extension Module II, AMD2 Sail-away ceremony at the fabrication yard of Sudelettra Nigeria Limited in Port Harcourt, the Managing Director of TotalEnergies, Mike Sangster, said the IKIKE development project coming at the back heels of the Egina project is a further commitment of the company to Nigeria and the growth of the oil and gas sector.
The TotalEnergies boss said the project was launched by the NNPC/TEPNG JV with several objectives, including maximizing local content and creating a template for future similar developments of TotalEnergies.
Sangster represented by the Executive Director, Port-Harcourt District, Obi Imemba, said IKIKE is a testament of cooperation and working together, while specifically commending the cooperation of DPR, NAPIMS and NCDMB, for their commitments, guidance and support.
“The offshore campaign is in full force with brownfield modification works by Sudelettra and structures/subsea installations by DeltaTek, with a key target of the installation of this module on the existing AMD2 platform at Amenam (during the full field shut down of OML 99) in the coming days.
“This remarkable milestone of the AMD2 extension module sail-away today demonstrates the Ikike project’s steady and consistent progress towards first oil as well as the full delivery of the project in line with Our commitment to Nigeria.
The construction of jacket, modules, topsides, risers in Nigerian yards, offshore campaign with vessels domiciled in Nigeria and drilling with Nigerian companies has boosted local employment with about 3,000 jobs (direct and indirect).
“Several subcontracts have been given to local yards and companies. Several trainees have been engaged on the yards and training centers to improve their skills. Corporate social responsibility projects have been undertaken to the benefit of the people of the Niger Delta region.”
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, commended TotalEnergies for being at the forefront of local content development since NOGICD Act was established.
Represented by the NCDMB General Manager, Project Certification and Authorization, Mr Paul Zuhimbem, Wabote also commended Sudelettra Nigeria Limited, for delivering the project on schedule, despite COVID-19 challenge.
“We are pleased to celebrate achievements that generates employments for Nigerians and also improve local capacities.
“We are pleased to note that 98percent of this job was carried out by Nigerians. IKIKE project has provided opportunity for the training of Nigerians.”
For his part, the Comptroller of DPR, Port Harcourt Zone, Mr. Godday Ineh, said IKIKE project could not have come at a better time than now, when the countrt needs increased oil production.
“Now that AMD2 Extension Module hasbeen completed, I assure you that DPR will continue to support you (TotalEnergies) in this project, including achieving the first oil aa scheduled. But as OliverTwist, I am asking for more, we want you to continue to promote indigenous participation in the industry.”
Earlier, the General Manager, Project, Sudelettra Nigeria Limited, Mr. CRK Raju, announced that the fabrication and construction of AMD2 extension module was achieved without any Lost Time Incident.