$3.3bn FPSO Arrive Oilfield As Egina Nears Completion
The Egina deepwater oilfield project by Total Upstream Nigeria Limited is set for completion following the successful integration of the $3.3bn Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit.
The Egina FPSO unit sailed away in the early hours of Sunday from the SHI-MCI Yard, LADOL Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the Egina oilfield in Oil Mining Lease 130, which is located about 150km offshore the Niger Delta.
The Egina FPSO was built by Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea for Egina oilfield being developed at a cost of $16bn by the global oil giant, Total.
It sailed away from the quayside at Samsung Yard in Geoje, South Korea on October 31, 2017 and arrived at the SHI-MCI FZE quayside in LADOL free zone in Lagos in January, where it was integrated locally by Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Limited.
The Egina field will add 200,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Nigeria’s daily output when it comes on stream.
SHIN said in line with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Development Act of 2010, it successfully completed the Egina FPSO work in SHI-MCI yard under the stringent local content regulations with similar safety and quality standards applicable in the Geoje shipyard in Korea.
The FPSO is 330 metres in length, 61 metres in breadth, and 34 metres in height, with capacity to produce 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day and storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels and topsides weighing 60,000 tonnes.
The Country Chair and Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr Nicolas Terraz, said, “The sail away of the Egina FPSO to its final location offshore is a major milestone towards the completion of the project. With this achievement, we are on track for a start-up of the production by the end of this year.
“On this occasion, I wish to congratulate the Egina project team for the safe and timely completion of the onshore works in SHI-MCI yard. Let me also thank our partners on Egina – NNPC, SAPETRO, CNOOC and Petrobras – for their constant cooperation and the Nigerian authorities – DPR, NCDMB and NPA – for their support” Upon arrival on the field, the mooring and hook-up operations will commence to connect the FPSO to the subsea facilities, before the start-up of production planned at the end of 2018.”