Total moves to develop Egina oil field offshore Nigeria

Total SA, operator of the OML 130 license, and its partners have obtained approvals from Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) to award contracts to develop offshore Egina oil field.

The field lies in 1,600 m of water 200 km offshore Port Harcourt and 20 km southwest of Akpo field on the same license.

Total said Egina development plans call for 44 wells connected to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel with a storage capacity of 2.3 million bbl.

The FPSO design includes capacity for future developments of nearby discoveries. Egina production is expected by Dec. 31, 2017, with output reaching 200,000 b/d at plateau.

Total has a 24% interest alongside the OML 130 partners: NNPC, South Atlantic Petroleum, CNOOC Ltd., and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras).

The Egina-1 discovery well, drilled in December 2003, and the Egina-2 well, drilled in October 2004, revealed the presence of a new structure (OGJ Online, Feb. 19, 2007).

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