Total completes flare out in Nigeria

Total has started drilling an appraisal well for its Glendronach gas discovery in the West of Shetland
Total has started drilling an appraisal well for its Glendronach gas discovery in the West of Shetland

Oil giant Total said it has completed the flare out of the Ofon field in Nigeria.

The company said the associated gas is now being compressed, evacuated to shore and monetized via Nigeria LNG.

The Ofon field is 65km from land and in water depths of 40 metres.

It initially commenced production in 1997 and is currently producing around 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Total said the flare-out milestone will allow for the gradual increase of production toward the 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day production target.

Guy Maurice, senior vice president of  exploration and production, said: “The flare-out of the Ofon field illustrates our commitment to developing oil and gas resources around our existing hubs in Nigeria.

“This important milestone of the Phase 2 of the Ofon project was achieved in a context of high levels of local content.

“The flare-out on Ofon is also significant for Total’s environmental targets, representing a 10% reduction in the Group’s E&P flaring.

“This achievement is a clear demonstration of Total’s commitment to the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership promoted by the World Bank.”

Total E&P Nigeria operates OML 102 with a 40% interest, alongside the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (60%).

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