Total’s $3.3 billion Egina floating production storage and offloading (FPSO), will be connected to 44 subsea wells at the Egina oil field is expected to produce 200,000 barrels of oil daily.
The FPSO Egina has departed the SHI-MCI yard at the deepwater LADOL complex in Lagos, to the Egina oil field, offshore Nigeria. according to Samsung Heavy Industries.
Once the FPSO is at the Egina field, Aqualis Offshore, which has been contracted by SHI will manage the position keeping procedure and provide position keeping masters offshore while it is being connected to the pre-installed mooring spread. In total, the FPSO will be spread moored on 16 mooring lines (4×4).
The newbuild FPSO was towed from the SHI shipyard in Geoje, South Korea and arrived in Nigeria in late January for final integration of topsides modules built in Lagos.
The Total-operated Egina field located in Oil Mining License (OML) 130, is about 130 km (81 mi) offshore Nigeria in water depths of more than 1,500 m (4,921 ft). Production is expected to start later this year.
The FPSO Egina is 330 m (1,083 ft) in length, 61 m (200 ft) across, and 34 m (112 ft) high, with a storage capacity of 2.3 MMbbl of oil and topsides weighing 60,000 tons.
The Egina oilfield is being developed by Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNL) at the cost of $16 billion which includes the $3.3 billion cost of the FPSO.