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20/08/2021 News

OTC Conference: Egina Project Awarded a Prize!

Located 100 km from Nigeria’s southern coast and discovered in 2003, the Egina field was developed and operated by TUPNI in partnership with NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO and Prime 130. It has been in production since 2018 and is the largest investment project to date in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector.


​What characterizes the Egina project? It is one of our most ambitious and complex ultradeep offshore projects, spanning over 4 years, in part due to the subsea architecture, and has seen over 500 personnel at its peak supervising engineering, supply, construction, installation, and start-up operations on six continents. The jury was impressed by the progress the project made in reservoir engineering and drilling, which should benefit future offshore developments in reservoir drilling in Nigeria as well as other parts of Africa.

​Egina also has the highest level of local content of all projects of this type in Nigeria, TotalEnergies having called upon a local network of Nigerian businesses and human resources. As operator, TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Ltd has worked closely with the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure maximum involvement from local players. This has made it possible to establish a solid foundation for future deepwater projects.

Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is a major venue for dialog and collaboration for professionals in the energy sector. It is held every year in Houston, Texas to allow offshore professionals to meet and discuss their industry. This conference is also an opportunity to present the Distinguished Achievement Awards to individuals, organizations and institutions that have made technological, humanitarian, environmental, safety-related and leadership contributions in the offshore sector.