TOTAL has achieved no-routine gas-flaring in operations on its Egina Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO), following the commissioning of Gas Compression System on the Egina field. Associated gas from the field is now being compressed, transported via the Akpo/Amenam gas export line and monetised through the Nigeria LNG.
According to the Senior Vice President Africa, Nicolas Terraz, “Total has again honoured its commitment to the rule of law of its host country by fully abiding by the Nigerian Government’s Gazetted Flare Gas Regulations of 2018.
This landmark achievement, a first of its kind in Nigeria, further drives home Total’s ambition to be the responsible energy major by actively reducing our CO2 emission footprints in all our activities.”
The Egina Field is part of Total’s Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130, some 150 kilometres south of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. First oil from the field was achieved in December 29, 2018 and the field is currently producing over 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
The flare-out milestone will allow for sustainability of peak production of 200,000 boe/d over an estimated period of four years, with monetisation of about 124 million cubic feet of gas per day.
Execution of the Egina project also involved significant local content contribution in Nigeria, including the construction of the first FPSO Integration Quay in Africa, fabrication and installation of six FPSO topside modules, fabrication of the largest subsea production manifold in-country, local fabrication of the first buoy hull for turret system, in-country assembly of the first Integration Control and Safety System for an FPSO and fabrication of more than 60,000 tons of equipment in-country.
All these achieved with the first Nigerian based FPSO Project Management Team, with over, 46 million direct man-hours performed in-country and over 569,000 man-hours of Human Capacity Development training across all Egina Engineering, Construction and Procurement contracts.
Total is the operator of the OML 130 field with a 24 per cent interest in partnership with CNOOC, SAPETRO, Petrobras and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as concessionaire.Chevron is also supportive of Nigeria’s leadership in West Africa through our partnership with the NNPC in developing and operating the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), a 678 km pipeline that supplies gas to Benin, Togo, and Ghana as part of a broader initiative to develop the energy sector in the region.
CNL is optimistic about the future of oil and gas business in Nigeria as the opportunities are enormous and the Chairman/Managing Director emphasised “Chevron has a long commitment to Nigeria. The company has been making significant investments in the country for over 50 years and it expects to do so for many more years to come.
With the right policies, the enormous potential of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector can yield even greater benefits.”