FMC commissions subsea equipment for Bonga North West offshore Nigeria

Offshore staff

LAGOS, Nigeria FMC Technologies Inc. has commissioned its first subsea production tree built entirely in Nigeria. The equipment, manufactured for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. Ltd.’s (SNEPCo) deepwater Bonga North West project, marks the company’s first subsea equipment engineered, manufactured, tested, installed, and serviced entirely in the country.

Oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West began on Aug. 5, 2014. Four oil producing wells and two water injection wells in the Phase 1 development will be connected to the Bonga FPSO.

Shelagh Daley, area manager of FMC Technologies Africa Region Subsea, said: “We have been working with SNEPCo to supply subsea systems for the Bonga North West development since 2010. This local manufacturing of equipment marks a significant milestone for the company and for the country’s energy industry. 

FMC Technologies is contributing to the development of the Nigerian economy not only harnessing and utilizing the country’s natural resources, but also by employing and developing skilled local professionals. FMC Technologies’ operations in Nigeria are responsible for more than 2,000 jobs in Nigeria, including employees and through our supply chain.”

11/25/2014

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...