TotalEnergies said Monday it started production at the Ikike field, 20 kilometers (km) off the coast of Nigeria. The Ikiken platform meets a depth of about 20 meters and is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14 kilometer (km) multiphase pipeline.
It will deliver peak production of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the end of 2022, under the OML99 license.
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“TotalEnergies is pleased to start production at Ikike, which was launched a few months before the Covid pandemic, and whose success owes a lot to the full mobilization of the teams. By tapping discoveries close to existing facilities, this project fits the Company’s strategy of focusing on low-cost and low-emission oil projects,” said Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, Senior Vice President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies.
TotalEnergies said the project leverages existing facilities to keep costs low and is designed to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. They are estimated to be less than four kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalents per barrel of oil equivalent (4kg CO2e/boe), contributing to a reduction of the average carbon intensity of TotalEnergies’ upstream portfolio.
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The major noted that 95% of hours were worked locally, with the jacket and the topside modules being entirely built and integrated by local contractors.
TotalEnergies is the OML99 operator (40%) in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, 60%).