PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria – TechnipFMC’s six manifold modules for Total’s deepwater Egina project have been installed at the field location in Nigeria’s offshore OML 130 lease.
All were manufactured at the Aveon yard in Port Harcourt, with first steel cut in late 2013. The foundations of the manifold modules were delivered last October and subsequently installed offshore.
TechnipFMC, which is responsible for the full Egina subsea production system, said the level of complexity was unprecedented for fabrication of this type of equipment in Nigeria, due to the weights and integrated functionalities.
Egina, in water depths of up to 1,700 m (5,577 ft), is one of Total’s deepest offshore projects.
The facilities have a design life of 25 years, and are set to deliver up to 200,000 b/d of oil, representing up to 10% of Nigeria’s oil output.
Total’s partners are NNPC, CNOOC, Sapetro, and Petrobras.