TotalEnergies on Wednesday said the commencement of production from its Ikike field would help to bridge Nigeria’s oil production gap which had declined in recent times.
Managing Director, TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria, Mike Sangster made this known at the 2022 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition (NAICE) in Lagos.
The Ikike project is a Joint Venture between TotalEnergies (40 percent) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (60 percent).
Located 20 kilometers off the coast, at a depth of about 20 meters, the Ikike platform is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14km multiphase pipeline.
Represented by Victor Bandele, the Deputy Managing Director, Deepwater, TotalEnergies E&P Nigeria, Sangster said the field would add 50,000 barrels per day to Nigeria’s oil production.
“That kind of the project first is low capex, which is what Nigeria needs now.
"It is a high profit, which is what Nigeria needs now and it’s helping to bridge the gap that we have caused by ourselves.
“Today, our Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) quota is 1.8 million barrels, we are producing less than 1.3 million.
“So, what for me is a success is that we don’t waste the capacity that we should have as a country.
“When we are supposed to be producing 1.8 million, we should do more than that and be able to take benefits of what we have today.”
Sangster called for more collaboration among operators in the sector to optimise cost and improve efficiency in their operations.
He said there was a need for the industry stakeholders to work with the government in addressing the current security challenges such as pipeline vandalism and oil theft that was affecting the sector.
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