The Oil and Gas landscape is set for transformation as Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, and her partners has taken delivery of the largest FPSO ever installed in Nigeria. Standing at 330 meters long, the Egina Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) platform is currently berthed at the newly built 500 meter FPSO integration quayside at the SHI-MCI yard, in Lagos, where the integration of six locally fabricated modules will take place over the next few months.
The integration of the six locally fabricated topside modules at the SHI-MCI Yard before its final sail-away to the Egina oilfield is said to be a game changer as far as the execution of deep offshore oil and gas projects in the country is concerned.
Speaking at the arrival ceremony, Managing Director of Total, Nicolaz Teraz, stated that Egina is the deepest offshore development carried out so far in Nigeria, with water depths of over 1500 meters. He further explained that the FPSO has been designed for 25 years of operations and in addition to producing 200,000 barrels of oil per day, the operations will generate significant activities for local contractors in various sectors and continue to provide avenues for the training and development of Nigerians in various domains.
“Being the first project to be launched after the enactment of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act in 2010, Egina is advancing Nigerian content to record levels and has by far the highest quantum of local content completed for any oil and gas project in Nigeria, but also for Total’s projects worldwide,” he said. He also said that several technological feats had been recorded by the various entities in the project.