Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Nigeria Looks to Local Skills to Develop Oil and Gas

Nigeria Looks to Local  Skills to Develop Oil and Gas

LAGOS - Fishing boats look like specks alongside Egina, which has been moored for the last month in Lagos. Even the container ships that normally dominate the port look like small boats. The floating production storage and offloading facility (FPSO), developed by the French group Total, looks a lot like a giant Lego set. Everything about it is huge: its weight (220,000 tonnes), length (330 metres/1,083 feet) and width (60 metres). At 33 metres, it’s as high as a 10-storey building.
The vessel is in its final stage of construction and will soon produce some 200,000 barrels of oil a day or about 10 percent of national production.
In the next few months, Egina will head to the Niger Delta and link up to 44 subsea wells some 1,600 metres under the Gulf of Guinea.  Up to 2.3 million barrels of crude can be stored in its hull, before being taken abroad to be refined. (AFP)