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By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Abuja – TotalEnergies has been present in Africa for more than 80 years in exploration activities and in Nigeria for almost 60 years. TotalEnergies has invested over $ 60 billion in exploration and other projects in Nigeria, as it plays an important role in developing economic and local content, contributing around 15% of national production.
This was revealed by Victor Bamidele, Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater District, TotalEnergies, at the Nigeria Oil and Gas (NOG) conference in Abuja on Monday.
Bandele was represented by Executive Director General, Government Relations, TotalEnergies, Nigeria, Olalere Babasola, said there was a need to share best practices and experiences at NOG to enable operators to learn from each other, to learn from each other, to adapt and quickly take action that will support the industry. .
Babasola revealed that TotalEnergies, as it is currently known, has been present in Africa for over 80 years and has been involved in exploration activities in Nigeria for almost 60 years now. In the Upstream segment, the company has a large and diversified portfolio in Nigeria, with activities spanning onshore, conventional offshore, deep water and LNG.
TotalEnergies is proud of its solid partnership and has grown over the years with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) comprising various partners.
The upstream branch plays an important economic and social role in Nigeria, providing nearly 15% of the country’s production. Nigeria, one of the company’s main areas of activity, is also crucial for the TotalEnergies Group, accounting for 12% of its equity generation.
In recent years alone, TotalEnergies has invested around US $ 10 billion in the country. Through decades of implementing development projects, the company’s activities have contributed to job creation and human capacity development in Nigeria.
Babasola explained that despite the difficult environment in which the company operates as an industry, TotalEnergies remains committed to investing in the country as it strongly believes in the potential of Nigeria and Nigerians.
“This is why he has been quite active in recent years, even in the face of understandable uncertainties.
“The company completed Egina at the end of 2018 and has made good progress in the development of the Ikike project. “
TotalEnergies Remarkable Projects
In 2013, three years after the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Law entered into force, TotalEnergies made the final investment decision to develop Egina.
The Egina field is located in the OML 130 oil mining lease and is approximately 200 km offshore Nigeria. The offshore development includes a new moored spread out FPSO (dimensions 330 x 61x 33.5 m with a storage capacity of 240 POB and 2.3 MBBL) connected via a 44-well subsea production system (21 producers of oil and 23 water injectors) via umbilicals, flow-lines and elevators.
Egina is TotalEnergies’ third deep offshore FPSO project in Nigeria following the successful delivery of the AKPO (2009) and USAN (2012) projects. These projects have resulted in a gradual increase in Nigerian content levels, and Egina, being the first major project launched after the enactment of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Act of 2010 (NOGICD), has until now the highest level of local content. of any FPSO project in Nigeria:
Employment in Nigeria during the life of the project: 47 million man hours (77% of the total project workload).
Manufacturing: approximately 60,000 tonnes of equipment manufactured in Nigeria. Over 600,000 man-hours of human capacity development training under Egina contracts.
Construction of new manufacturing facilities and docks; Upgrade of existing manufacturing facilities.
On December 29, 2018, Egina’s first oil was reached with the opening of the first production well on the south loop. With a capacity of 200,000 barrels of oil per day, Egina has increased Nigeria’s oil production by 10%.
The development of the Ikike field is located in Nigeria’s offshore block OML 99 (Amenam-Kpono), located 20 km offshore, 20 m water depth and approximately 15 km north of the Amenam complex. It is outside the unified area of AMENAM in partnership with the NNPC (NNPC-60% / TEPNG-40%).
The Ikike field is being developed as a satellite connection to Amenam.
Despite its size and reach, our Nigerian content goals for Ikike are no less ambitious.
The overall goal is to achieve 90% Nigerian content on Ikike with 100% country-based project management; 100% detailed and basic engineering in Nigeria; 100% of purchases by local businesses; 3,000 direct jobs; Refresher training / on-the-job training for 53 NCDMB trainees; initial training of 80 students in geosciences as well as support for the development of infrastructures in certain schools.
The Executive Managing Director of TotalEnergies made it clear that the company remains proudly committed to Nigeria and Nigerian content and will continue to act in a manner that promotes these ideals. “But now is the time to venture beyond Nigeria and foster intra-African trade relations to consolidate the achievements of Nigerian content. Nigeria can earn foreign exchange through the export of local content capacity, infrastructure and skills to the African continent.