Egina start production with TechnipFMC’s subsea systems

Total’s Egina field, located 150km (93 mi) off Port Harcourt, kicked into production just as 2018 was winding to a close. The start-up of any offshore field is notable, but Egina’s is especially so: The field is estimated to contain reserves of 550 MMbbl. Lying in water depths ranging from 1,400 to 1,750m (4,593 to 5,740 ft), Egina is one of the deepest offshore projects Total operates. The massive field also requires the company’s largest floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to date, the 330m-long (1,083 ft) FPSO Egina, which has a 60,000-ton topsides and a storage capacity of 2.3 MMbbl of oil.

TechnipFMC is responsible for the 44-well field’s full subsea production system (SPS) and flexible piping.

Egina’s start-up is also of particular significance to the local oil and gas sector. Total expects the field to peak at 200,000 bo/d, which it says is equivalent to 10% of Nigeria’s total production.

The field resulted in a rush of local training and jobs, infrastructure upgrades, and further development in Nigeria.

Previous articleEmerson’s automation training solution
Next articleInterventek unveils shear-and-seal valve at Subsea Expo