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Total achieves associated gas flare-out on Egina field

Babajide Okeowo

Oil giant, Total has achieved No-Routine-Gas-Flaring in operations on its Egina FPSO, following the commissioning of Gas Compression System on the Egina field.

Associated gas from the field is now being compressed, transported via the Akpo/Amenam gas Export line and monetized through the Nigeria LNG.

Nigerian Government in its Gazetted Flare Gas Regulations of 2018 mandated oil prospecting companies to ensure that 60 per cent of associated gas is harnessed for export or for domestic use. Total’s landmark achievement is said to be the first of its kind in Nigeria since the regulation came into effect in 2018.

The Egina field is part of Total’s Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130, some 150-kilometers south of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

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First crude oil from the field was achieved on December 29, 2018, and the field is currently producing over 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). The flare-out milestone will allow for the sustainability of peak production of 200,000 boe/d over an estimated period of 4 years, with monetization of about 124 million cubic feet of gas per day.

Execution of the Egina project also involved significant local content contribution in Nigeria, including the construction of the First FPSO Integration Quay in Africa, fabrication and installation of six FPSO topside Modules, fabrication of the largest subsea production manifold in-country, local fabrication of the first buoy hull for turret system, in-country assembly of the first Integration Control and Safety System for an FPSO and fabrication of more than 60,000 tons of equipment in-country.

All these achieved with the first Nigerian based FPSO Project Management Team, with over, 46 million direct man-hours performed in-country and over 569,000 man-hours of Human Capacity Development training across all Egina Engineering, Construction and Procurement contracts.

Total is the operator of the OML 130 field with a 24% interest in Partnership with CNOOC, SAPETRO, Petrobras and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as concessionaire.