AKPO project is the development of oil and gas field located at 150 km and 1400 meters deep-sea offshore Nigeria, West Africa. The AKPO field block was originally allocated to SAPETRO indigenous Nigeria oil and gas company under OPL226 (Oil Prospecting License). SAPETRO later invited other technical partner such as TOTAL S A (France), PETROBRAS (Brazil), which helped in oil and gas discovery and developmental studies. AKPO project Basic Engineering phase contract was done by DORIS Engineering France in 2003. AKPO project was sanctioned for development by Nigeria government in 2005, consequently famed in as project partner through NNPC (Nigeria National Petroleum Company) and the field changed to OML130 (Oil Mining License), CNOOC (Chinese) later joined as project partner.
The project consists of 5 principal components namely;
4. Sub sea