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CASE STUDIES: OUR PROJECTS IN NIGERIA
 

Our projects in Nigeria - Amenam / Kpono, Usan, Akpo, and Ofon phase two - are concrete proof of our long-term commitment to both excelling in our industry and forwarding sustainable development in the country.

The Amenam Kpono Oil and Gas Export Project (AKOGEP)

The Amenan-Kpono field sits astride two offshore blocks, OML 99 and OML 70, about 30 km off the coast in the eastern part of the Niger Delta. Discovered in 1990, Amenan-Kpono is today one of the largest conventional offshore developments ever undertaken in West Africa.The field is already producing a substantial amount of light crude and will soon be delivering natural gas to the Bonny liquefaction plant. The first phase has already been completed: Amenam-Kpono began producing oil in July 2003 and reached plateau production off 125,000 b/d a year later. Phase 2, valorisation of associated gas, should be operational by mid-2006. It will require additional offshore structures and will involve the use of water injection, partially replacing the gas injection already in use. Full development of Amenam-Kpono will effectively double our operated production in Nigeria. Valorisation of the field's gas also enhances environmental protection by eliminating flaring, and will also contribute to the sustainable development of the country by boosting its LNG production capacity.

The Akpo Project Oil and Gas Project (OPL 246)

The Akpo Project is a deep offshore installation based on a stand-alone facility. Some 44 subsea wells (22 producers, 20 water injectors and two gas injectors) are arranged around various subsea infrastructures wells in water depths ranging from 1,300 to 1,500 metres , and connected to production facilities on a new-built FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel) via insulated production flow lines and steel catenary risers of the most advanced technology with and . The FPSO, which is designed for 240 people aboard, has a capacity of 175,000 for stabilised condensate, 530 for produced gas and a capacity of two million barrels crude storage.

The Akpo field is scheduled to start producing by 2008, eight years after its discovery. As technical advisor for the OPL 246 joint-venture, Total will supervise the drilling of the 44 wells. This huge development effort will enable the Total/Nigerian joint venture to meet its share of the associated gas supply commitment for NLNG train 6. Exported to the Amenam/Kpono gas hub via a 150 km subsea pipeline, the gas from Akpo will allow the monetization of significant quantities of gas at Bonny.

ODUDU (OML 100) and OFON (OML102)

The gas produced on the Odudu and Ofon fields will boost the volume of gas exported to NLNG via Amenam/Kpono, beginning in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Every day, 3 million cubic metres of additional associated gas will be transported from Ofon to Amenam/Kpono. Of the two fields, which came on stream in 1993 and 1998, Ofon will make the most significant contribution to the Nigerian liquefaction sector. Additional developments planned for the field will increase production of oil and gas simultaneously. Increased reserve estimates for the Ofon field, the second phase of development, will contribute to the growth of Nigeria's energy sector. Total's flare-out eradication policy will also be in application at these facilities, which will implement, under Phase 2, a water injection upgrade, water production handling, gas lift and the introduction of living quarters.

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Gas Monetization, a new phase for Nigeria (pdf — 1.67 MB)
Amenam-Knopo
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TOTAL Upstream in Nigeria (pdf — 2.4 MB)
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