Egina FPSO sails away
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, TUPNI and her partners have announced the successful sail-away of the Egina Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit from the SHI-MCI Yard, LADOL Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
The 330-meter long FPSO left the quayside on August 26 at exactly 5:00 am (Nigerian time) to commence a three-day journey that will take her to the Egina Field in OML 130, which is located about 150km offshore the Niger Delta.
The Egina FPSO is the largest FPSO ever installed in Nigeria, according to a statement from the company yesterday.
“The sail away of the Egina FPSO to its final location offshore is a major milestone towards the completion of the project. With this achievement, we are on track for a start-up of the production by the end of this year.
“On this occasion, I wish to congratulate the Egina project team for the safe and timely completion of the onshore works in SHI-MCI yard. Let me also thank our partners on Egina – NNPC, SAPETRO, CNOOC, and Petrobras – for their constant cooperation and the Nigerian authorities – DPR, NCDMB, and NPA – for their support” said Country Chair and Managing Director, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Mr Nicolas Terraz.
Upon arrival on the field, the mooring and hook-up operations will commence connecting the FPSO to the subsea facilities, before the start-up of production planned at the end of 2018.