Total SA and its partners have started production from Egina oil field, which lies in 1,600 m of water 150 km offshore Nigeria. The field, at plateau, will produce 200,000 b/d of oil, which represents about 10% of Nigeria’s production.
The field is being developed using the Egina floating production, storage, and offloading unit—the largest one Total has ever built (OGJ Online, Aug. 28, 2018).
Six of the eighteen modules on the FPSO were built and integrated locally, and 77% of hours spent on the project were worked locally, Total reported.
Discovered in 2003, Egina field is the second development in production on Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130 following Akpo field, which started producing in 2009 (OGJ Online, Mar. 9, 2009). Preowei field is another large discovery made on OML 130 for which an investment decision is scheduled for 2019.
Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. operates OML 130 with 24% interest. Partners include Nigerian National Petroleum Corp., South Atlantic Petroleum Ltd., CNOOC E&P Nigeria Ltd., and Petrobras Oil & Gas BV.