PARIS – Total Upstream Nigeria Ltd. has received approval from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. to award the main engineering, procurement, and construction contracts for development of the Egina field offshore in block OML 130.
Egina is 1,600 m (5,248 ft) of water 200 km (124 mi) offshore Port Harcourt.
The development plan calls for 44 wells connected to a 330-m (1,082-ft) long FPSO. The FPSO will hold 2.3 MMbbl which includes capacity for future developments in the area.
First oil is expected late in 2017. The plateau production is 200,000 b/d of oil.
Total has a 24% interest and is partnered with NNPC, South Atlantic Petroleum of Nigeria, CNOOC Ltd., and Petrobras.
The group also operates the Akpo field in the same permit area.