PHOTO: TechnipFMC loads out umbilicals for Total’s Egina field

Energy services company TechnipFMC on Monday posted a photo on social media channels showing the loading of water injection umbilicals for Total’s Egina project off Nigeria.

The umbilicals have been loaded out from Newcastle and are on their way to Total in Africa for the Egina project, the company said.

The long length umbilicals, currently on board the Jumbo Vision vessel, will be installed at a water depth 1,600 meters, nearly the same depth as the Grand Canyon, TechnipFMC further added. According to the latest AIS data, the heavy load carrier is currently on its way to Port Harcourt in Nigeria and the estimated arrival time is July 17.

It is worth mentioning that TechnipFMC sent the first subsea trees for the Egina project in late February.

The field, some 150 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria, will be consisted of an FPSO, an oil offloading terminal, and subsea production systems that will include 52 kilometers of oil and water injection flowlines, 12 flexible jumpers, 20 kilometers of gas export pipelines, 80 kilometers of umbilicals, and subsea manifolds. At its peak, production at Egina is expected to reach 200,000 barrels per day.

The FPSO, operated by Total, is 330 meters in length, 61 meters across and 34 meters high, with a storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels of oil.

Last week Total announced a delay on one of the three projects being constructed in a yard in South Korea following a fatal accident last May. Apart from Martin Linge, the only project which was delayed, the yard is also doing construction work for the Egina project.

Total said at the time that work on its Egina FPSO resumed following a two-week suspension and the impact on the project, expected to start up in second half 2018, would be limited.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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