Located some 130 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria at water depths of more than 1,500 meters, the Egina oil field is one of the most ambitious ultra-deep offshore projects to be implemented by Total Oil, anywhere in the world.
It is the first of its kind in Africa and one of the largest in the world. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea (SHI), it was primarily developed locally to accelerate the pace of Nigeria’s industrial fabric and the transfer of technology.
The $3.3 billion Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) unit for the 200,000 barrels per day capacity will produce 10% of Nigeria’s total daily oil production.
The FPSO sailed away from the SHI-MCI Yard in LADOL Island, Lagos where it was moored for topsides integration works. It is now approaching the Egina field, which is located in OML 130, approximately 150 kilometres offshore Port Harcourt.
Source: Total Nigeria & ThisDay.