Total, French oil major, has unveiled an intensive programme for Egina, a deep-water project in Nigeria.
Jean-Michel Guy, executive general manager of the Egina Project, 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.
He explained that the project is the deepest offshore project ever operated by Total with production of 200,000 barrels per day, contributing significantly to achieving Total’s 2017 production objectives.
Guy also emphasises that the project comes with a lot of Nigerian content as several thousand local jobs will be created and extensive local infrastructure mainly yards would be upgraded or built, contributing to Nigeria’s sustainable development.
The development, 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 includes an FPSO unit, an oil offloading terminal and subsea production systems such as risers, 52km of oil and water injection flowlines, 12 flexible jumpers, 20km of gas export pipelines, 80km of umbilical, and subsea manifolds

Folashade Olubayo
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