Energy Works Technology (EWT) executed the first steel cut for the delivery of four major pressure vessels for the Ikike Oil Field development in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 99, in shallow water south eastern Nigeria.
The first steel cut ceremony marked the commencement of engineering, procurement and fabrication of an Open Drain Vessel, Closed Drain Vessel, Pig Launcher and a Pig Receiver.
The project was contracted to EWT by TOTAL E&P Nigeria Limited.
The Ikike oilfield development is expected to add 32,000 barrels to Nigeria’s daily crude production. The field is estimated to hold 70Million barrels of crude.
“This project will surely deepen Nigerian local content implementation by creating huge job opportunities for thousands of people”, says Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi, Group Managing Director, Nestoil, the parent company of EWT.
He adds that TOTAL’s decision to avail EWT another opportunity to demonstrate its sheer capacity as an industrial fabrication company is a vote of confidence on the local capacity of indigenous companies in the sector to deliver on complex projects at all times.
Modestus Nwosu, General Manager of the Ikike Project, for TOTAL E & P, comments that EWT won the contract strictly on its merit. According to him, “EWT shares the same values with TOTAL. We are safety conscious and work with companies that have safety standards; we don’t do business with companies that have poor safety records.”