Total completes gas flare out offshore Nigerian field

offshore Nigeria Total The Ofon field is located 65 km from Nigerian shores in water depths of 40 metres. (Image source: QR9iudjz0/sxc.hu)French oil and gas major Total has completed the gas flare out of the Ofon field situated on Oil Mining Lease (OML) 102 offshore Nigeria

The French explorer said that the associated gas of the field was compressed, evacuated to shore and monetised via Nigeria LNG.

Total Exploration & Production senior vice-president Guy Maurice 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 is also significant for Total’s environmental targets, representing a 10 per cent reduction in the 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.”

The Ofon field is located 65 km from Nigerian shores in water depths of 40 metres. The field initially commenced production in 1997 and is currently producing about 25,000 boepd.

“The flare out milestone will allow for the gradual increase of production towards the 90,000 boepd production target through monetisation of around 2.83mn cubic metres of gas per day, followed later in 2015 by the drilling of additional wells. The execution of the project also involved significant local content, including the first living quarters platform to be fabricated in Nigeria,” Maurice noted.

Total E&P Nigeria operates OML 102 with a 40 per cent interest with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) holding 60 per cent.

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