First oil has been exported from Yinson Holding’s Abigail-Joseph floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel offshore Nigeria.
Exports began on January 10, Yinson said. The vessel is moored on the Anyala and Madu fields, in OMLs 83 and 85.
Yinson praised its operations team for making this possible. The FPSO is the company’s fourth offshore Nigeria and the first integrated greenfield oil and gas project, it said.
The vessel left Singapore on February 26, 2020, and celebrated first oil in Nigeria on October 28, 2020. This marked the start of a firm charter for the vessel, which will run for seven years, with options for another eight.
Production began from the Anyala West field, on OML 83, with five development wells.
Yinson has noted the speed with which it accomplished its work. It reached first oil within 20 months of signing the contract with local company First Exploration and Petroleum. Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) is in a joint venture with First E&P, which operates the OMLs.
The Abigail-Joseph was previously in service in Gabon. It was deployed on the Olowi field as the Allan FPSO.