British engineering firm Aquaterra Energy has won the contract to install the platforms for the production of crude oil and gas from Madu and Anyala fields, in shallow water Nigeria.
The contract was awarded by First E&P, operator of the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 83, in which Anyala lies and OML 85, which hosts Madu field. The Anyala and Madu field project scope will develop approximately 185Million barrels of oil and 637Billion cubic feet of gas reserves.
The contractor is expected to deploy the Seaswift offshore platform on the two sites.
Aquaterra, which is headquartered in Norwhich, UK, will work on the project in conjunction with a local partner, Maerlin Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian owned oil and gas service firm.
The companies will manage the end-to-end project scope with engineering and onsite fabrication support being performed in Nigeria. The work includes structural design, topsides engineering, equipment selection, procurement, fabrication management and logistics. Once complete, the platforms will be installed in water depths of 35m to 55m with first oil expected in late 2019.
Aquaterra Energy’s Sea Swift offshore platform is a modular system that combines an offshore platform with the rig-run benefits of a subsea development. This offers operators a flexible option to reduce their build and installation costs, and importantly reduce time to first oil in shallow water applications.
“With six Sea Swift platforms operational globally, including four offshore Africa, our team has the breadth of experience and technical know-how to solve client challenges like these in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner,” says Stewart Maxwell, the company’s Technical Director.