Located some 130 km off the coast of Nigeria at water depths of more than 1,500 m, the Egina oil field is one of our most ambitious ultra-deep offshore projects. For the most part, the project is being developed locally to accelerate the pace of technology transfer and expand the local industrial fabric.
The project began the drilling program on the Egina field in December 2014. This intense project will keep two rigs busy for a total of 3,000 days. Five out of the planned 44 subsea wells have already been drilled, at water depths of between 1,400 m and 1,700 m, and 13 more will be completed when the field comes on stream.
They will be connected, using umbilicals and risers, to an FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) designed to hold 2.3 million barrels of oil.