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Samsung delivers Egina FPSO

Written by  OE Staff Friday, 03 November 2017 04:20

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has delivered French oil major Total's deepwater Egina floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The vessel was completed at SHI's Geoje-shipyard under a US$3 billion turnkey project, and set sail for Nigeria on 31 October 2017. It is due to arrive in Nigeria in about three months. There, the remaining topside module integration and commissioning will take place for scheduled delivery in 2H 2018. 

SHI won the order to build Egina FPSO in 2013. The FPSO is to be installed in Egina offshore field, 200km from Nigeria's coastline. The 330m-long facility has 2.3 MMbo storage capacity with topsides weighing 60,000-ton.

Total started the drilling program on the Egina field in December 2014. This intense project will keep two rigs busy for a total of 3,000 days. Five out of the planned 44 subsea wells have already been drilled, at water depths of between 1400m and 1700m, and 13 more will be completed when the field comes on stream.

SHI has now fulfilled successful delivery or sail-away of three massive offshore projects as scheduled. Earlier this year Ichthys CPF, world's largest floating gas processing facility, was delivered in April. Prelude FLNG, world's largest FLNG, had left Goeje in June.

SHI earlier formed a joint venture (SHI-MCI) with a Nigerian local company and established a production facility in Lagos, Nigeria to meet the local content requirements on Egina. The Lagos yard of 120,000sq m has construction and painting facilities as well as a 500m-long quay.

SHI-MCI has constructed topside modules for Egina FPSO since June 2015.

Image from Samsung Heavy Industries. 

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