TotalEnergies renews production license offshore Nigeria

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TotalEnergies, operator of OML130 in Nigeria, announced the renewal of the production license on this block for 20 years.

map of TotalEnergies' production license offshore Nigeria

Courtesy of TotalEnergies

Located 150 kilometers off the Nigerian coast, the OML130 block contains the prolific Akpo and Egina fields, which came into production in 2009 and 2018 respectively. In 2022, production amounted to 282,000 boed: nearly 30% was gas sent to the Nigeria LNG plant, notably contributing to Europe’s energy security. The production start-up from Akpo West, a short-cycle project, is expected by the end of 2023. In addition, OML130 contains the Preowei discovery, to be developed by tie-back to the Egina FPSO.

“This 20-year extension will enable us to move forward with the FEED studies on the Preowei tie-back project which aims to valorize a discovery using existing facilities in line with company’s strategy focusing on low-cost and low-emission assets”, said Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, Senior Vice President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies.

TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited operates OML 130 with a 24% interest, in partnership with CNOOC (45%), Sapetro (15%), Prime 130 (16%) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd as the concessionaire of the PSC.

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