TOTALEnergies is concerned with the accelerated decline in Egina field, which output around 145,000 Barrels of Oil Per Day BOPD, as of March 2022, a clear 25% plunge from the 200,000BOPD it achieved before the OPEC Quota cut in 2020.
The field is located in 1,500metre water depth in deepwater off Nigeria.
Some of the wells are currently underperforming but about four to five (4-5) well interventions, and two (2) in-infill wells are planned for 2022. The company also wants to examine a satellite play to Egina. The Egina West (an exploration well) is planned for 2023. If successful, the field will be developed as a tie-back to Egina main.
TOTALEnergies will also re-start the development of the Preowei field, by commencing discussions with the Contractors/Alliances on the modalities for the restart of the FEED CCFT by the second quarter of 2022.
Preowei is a deepwater hydrocarbon pool located north of the Egina field in OML 130. The development is designed as a tie in to the Egina field development, which is delivered as a subsea production system connected to a FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) designed to hold 2.3Million barrels of oil.
This story was published in the April 2022 edition of the Africa Oil+Gas Report,