Total’s $3.3bn Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) has departed the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base in Nigeria, headed for the Egina deepwater oilfield.
The 330-meter FPSO was built by Samsung Heavy Industries and departed Lagos on August 26, beginning its three-day journey to the Egina field in OML 130, located offshore Niger Delta.
According to a report by The Nation, Nicolas Terraz, Country Chair and Managing Director of Total E&P Nigeria Limited 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 the year.”
Upon arrival, the FPSO will be connected to the subsea facilities. Once production begins, it is expected to contribute 200,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Nigeria’s daily output.
The Egina FPSO is currently the largest ongoing project in Nigeria. Partners on the project include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, South Atlantic Petroleum and Petrobas.
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