As part of plans to make the Egina Field come on stream in 2018, NOV-certified engineers from BOG have continued to train and supervise Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) personnel on the ongoing fabrication and installation of GRE pipes at SHI job site. This is the second batch of personnel trained on the bonding and supervision of GRE pipes.

The Egina Field is a deep offshore development located in OML130 in Nigeria and operated by Total Upstream Nigeria Limited.

The development is located 150 kilometres from the coast in 1550m water depth and includes a spread moored FPSO of 240 PoB, associated offloading calm buoy, two production loops connecting six subsea manifolds with twenty-one production wells and three injection lines connecting twenty-three water injection wells.

The Egina field is being developed by Total Upstream Nigeria (24%) in partnership with the China National Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC (45%), South Atlantic Petroleum, Sapetro, (15%) and Petrobras (16%). Egina is the third deep offshore development of Total in Nigeria. The field is currently under development and production is scheduled to begin in 2018.

BOG supervised the GRE fit up of 254 joints which translates to 1128 Dia inches. Also, 254 joints for bead visualization were supervised. The second batch of six bonders completed their rupture test after training and all passed their examinations.

When the Egina Field comes on stream in 2018, it will produce at a peak production rate of 200,000 barrels per day, while the production capacity of the FPSO will be 208,000 barrels per day.

Bonders being taught the importance of proper alignment of joints and the need to dry fit before commencement of bonding activities.

 

Fabricated spools after a successful Hydrostatic Test of 27 Bar for 24 hours

 

Blocks A, T, E, L, J and K – GRE installations which comprises various diameters ranging from 1 inch to 40 inches.

 

Supervised prefabricated spools waiting to be installed on different blocks.

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