Saipem and FMC chosen by Total to supply services for Nigerian oilfield

Image source: Total Upstream Nigeria.Image source: Total Upstream Nigeria.Total Upstream Nigeria has awarded contracts to Saipem S.p.A. and FMC Technologies for the subsea Egina field development

The move by the Total S.A. subsidiary comes a few days after the company was given authorisation to award the EPC contracts by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Saipem has been awarded a contract worth US$3bn. The company will provide engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of 50 km of oil production and water injection flow lines, 12 flexible jumpers, 20 km of natural gas export pipelines, 80 km of umbilicals, and the mooring and offloading systems. Saipem will carry out its work throughout 2016 up to the Q2 of 2017.

US company, FMC Technologies were awarded a $1.2bn contract by Total to supply subsea trees and wellheads, manifolds, installation tooling, flowline connection systems, and associated control systems. FMC will start supplying the equipment in 2015.

"This significant project will be the largest subsea project to date in West Africa and is supported by our local content strategy as well as by recent expansions to our facilities in Lagos and Onne," said FMC's senior vice president of subsea technologies, Tore Halvorsen.

The Egina field is located in Block OML 130 in approximately 1.6 km of water.

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