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10/03/2023 News

TotalEnergies’ Egina wins 15th IPTC Excellence in Project Award

Egina, Nigeria’s flagship ultra-deep offshore field operated by TotalEnergies has continued to attract more laurels. The project was declared winner of the Excellence in Project Integration prize at the 15th International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Bangkok, Thailand which held from 1-3 March 2023.

“Congrats to us all. It’s indeed a good achievement to the company and our partners, and we must find a way to communicate the great feat to our teams that were fully involved in the project (Past/Present),” the Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater, Mr. Victor Bandele said elatedly as the news was broken to him.

Similarly, the President EP, Nicolas Terraz, said the Award was a testament to the commitment, hard work and dedication of the TotalEnergies EP Nigeria (TEPNG) and TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) teams.

The award, the IPTC explained, is given to a project that adds value to the industry and has exemplified strong teamwork, solid geoscience knowledge, reservoir and production engineering acumen, determined and watchful construction, and outstanding facilities engineering practices. It also noted that a successful project requires a pervasive culture of HSE, and a positive impact on the communities it affects. 

Three nominated projects made it to the final stage, from a pool of nominations, with each finalist’s project making a presentation at the conference before the winner was announced by the IPTC conference.


General Manager, Preowei Development Packages, Mr. Paul Timitula Brisibe, who made the Company’s presentation at the event, noted that “Partnership & collaboration amongst all stakeholders; Technological Expertise and Local commitment made Egina a Nigerian project with Global footprint.”

The 200,000 barrels/day field came on stream in December 2018 with one of the largest Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels in the world. TotalEnergies is the operator of the field with partners that include CNOOC, SAPETRO, Prime 130, and NNPC limited. It is still reckoned as the largest investment project to date in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector and is a polestar of Nigerian content as confirmed by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB). Its trove of prizes for unprecedented feats includes the 2021 OTC Award as well as the Project of the Year awarded by the Oil and Gas Council in Paris, June 2019.