The first subsea trees for one of Total’s most ambitious West African offshore projects are ready to leave the UK.
French American service firm TechnipFMC posted a picture on social media celebrating the job for the Egina field.
Located 130 km off the coast of Nigeria at water depths of more than 1,500m, the oil field is one of Total’s most ambitious ultra-deep offshore projects.
The subsea trees, constructed at TechnipFMC’s base in Dunfermline, Fife, will now be shipped to Onne, in Nigeria, for completion before being transported to the field.
The drilling program began on the Egina field in December 2014.
There are plans for 44 subsea wells at water depths of between 1,400 m and 1,700 m.
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.
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