$3.3bn Egina FPSO: Nigeria targets additional .2m b/d capacity in weeks

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The 200,000 barrels per day of oil capacity, Egina Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) will be moved to site in the coming weeks, Total official has said.

Egina field, owned by Total Upstream located within the Oil Mining Licence 130 (OML130), 150 kilometres offshore Port Harcourt, is the latest of the company’s deep-water developments. The project is designed to produce 200,000 barrels per day of oil in addition to gas.

Nigeria is proud that the Egina oil field project has advanced Nigerian Content to new levels in many domains, the Deputy Managing Director, Deep Water, Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria, Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa said on Monday.

Musa who said this in keynote address during a seminar on Nigerian Content at the Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference & Exhibition (NOG) in Abuja added that the Egina project during the construction phase generated in Nigeria 24 direct million man-hours (77 per cent of total project workload), which is over 3,000 persons on average within 5 years.

A key milestone was achieved this year when its Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO) arrived Nigeria with the project expected to be completed in Q4, 2018 and within the initial budget of $16 billion, according to Total.

Mr. Ahmadu-Kida Musa said that it was against the backdrop of the new approach to Nigerian Content that Total took the Final Investment Decision (FID) to develop the Egina in 2013; three years after the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry Content Development Act became law.

He said that in addition to the jobs created, the detailed engineering of the Egina FPSO topsides was executed in-country by Samsung with a consortium of Nigerian engineering companies in addition to infrastructure development created through the project.

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