Field/project development

TotalEnergies’ Egina Field Wins IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award

TotalEnergies’ flagship ultradeep Egina field won the award at the 15th International Petroleum Technology Conference held earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Source: TotalEnergies.

TotalEnergies’ flagship ultradeep Egina field won the Excellence in Project Integration Award at the 15th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) held earlier this month in Bangkok, Thailand.

One of three finalists named in January, Egina took top honors after each finalist made a presentation at the conference before the winner was announced during the IPTC opening ceremony.

General Manager, Preowei Development Packages, Paul Timitula Brisibe, who made the company’s presentation at the event, noted, “Partnership and collaboration amongst all stakeholders, technological expertise, and local commitment made Egina a Nigerian project with global footprint.”

“Congrats to us all. It’s indeed a good achievement to the company and our partners, and we must find a way to communicate the great feat to our teams that were fully involved in the project (past/present),” Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater, Victor Bandele said when he received the news.

The President EP, Nicolas Terraz, said the award was a testament to the commitment, hard work, and dedication of the TotalEnergies EP Nigeria and TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited teams.

Project Overview

The 200,000 B/D field came on stream in December 2018 with one of the largest floating production, storage, and offloading vessels in the world. TotalEnergies is the operator of the field with partners that include CNOOC, SAPETRO, Prime 130, and NNPC Limited.

The Egina project was the first deepwater project in Nigeria after the 2010 Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Development Content Act. The project provided connections between different companies, more than 48 million person-hours worked in Nigeria, fabrication of more than 60,000 tons of equipment in Nigeria, and the advancement of drilling technologies leading to greater oil production in ultradeep waters of 1400 to 1700 m.

The reservoir and drilling advancements implemented during the project are expected to benefit future offshore developments in reservoir drilling. Two hundred Nigerian students were trained, which will create room for career opportunities. A conscious effort was made to purchase local goods, employ Nigerian citizens, and develop local infrastructure. In addition to contributing to oil production, the Egina project has positively impacted the Nigerian economy.

About IPTC and the Award

The IPTC Excellence in Project Integration Award is given to a project that adds value to the industry and exemplifies strong teamwork, solid geoscience knowledge, reservoir and production engineering acumen, determined and watchful construction, and outstanding facilities engineering practices.

The 2024 IPTC will be held in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 12–14 February. The Call for Papers is open for submission of abstracts.