TotalEnergies Commence Production From Ikike Shallow-Water Gas Field
The French oil and gas firm, TotalEnergies has commenced gas production at Nigeria’s Ikike shallow-water gas field. The company produces gas from the field with a licence 99 (OML 99) alongside the federal government-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC), Ltd
The Ikike gas field production capacity is expected to reach a peak of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) at the end of this year.
Whereas TotalEnergies operates with 40% stake, the NNPC Limited controls 60% stake of the field.
The field is tied back to the Amenam offshore facilities through a 14km pipeline, in which the Senior Vice President of TotalEnergies’ upstream operations in Africa, Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, said that “TotalEnergies is pleased to start production at Ikike, which was launched a few months before the Covid pandemic, and whose success owes a lot to the full mobilisation of the teams.”
According to TotalEnergies, the project makes use of existing facilities to reduce costs, while the field is also designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“By tapping discoveries close to existing facilities, this project fits the company’s strategy of focusing on low-cost and low-emission oil projects,” Ndong-Nzue added.