TotalEnergies renews Nigeria offshore license
France’s TotalEnergies, operator of OML130 in Nigeria, announced the renewal of the production license on this block for 20 years.
Located 150 kilometers off the Nigerian coast, the OML130 block contains the prolific Akpo and Egina fields which came into production in 2009 and 2018 respectively. In 2022, production amounted to 282,000 boe/d: nearly 30 percent was gas sent to the Nigeria LNG plant, notably contributing to Europe’s energy security. The production start-up from Akpo West, a short-cycle project, is expected by the end of 2023. In addition, OML130 contains the Preowei discovery, to be developed by tie-back to the Egina FPSO.
“Through the OML130 license renewal, TotalEnergies is pleased to continue its contribution to the development of Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. This 20-year extension will enable us to move forward with the FEED studies on the Preowei tie-back project which aims to valorise a discovery using existing facilities in line with Company’s strategy focusing on low-cost and low-emission assets,” said Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, Senior Vice President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies.
TotalEnergies noted that it produced 204,000 boe/d in 2022 in Nigeria, making it one of the largest contributors to TotalEnergies’ hydrocarbon production. Its participation in Nigeria LNG, where construction of a 7th train is in progress, contributes to the Company’s global LNG portfolio.
TotalEnergies Upstream Nigeria Limited operates OML 130 with a 24 percent interest, in partnership with CNOOC (45%), Sapetro (15%), Prime 130 (16%) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd as the concessionaire of the PSC.
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