Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Total launches phase 2 of offshore Ofon field

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Total started the second phase of the development of field Ofon in offshore Nigeria (Ofon phase 2) has begun.

Construction and installation have awarded phase 2 contracts for Ofon is expected to be 2014.

"Start Ofon phase 2, total the pace of the development of its resources in a sustainable manner increases", said Jacques Marraud des grottes, Senior Vice President exploration-production for Africa in total.

"It is our strategy to support the offshore areas such as Krystian and near future USAN by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions primarily on the development of deep another growth driver."

Field Ofon is located in oil mining lease (OML) 102, 65 km off the Nigerian coast in a depth of 40 meters.

Ofon phase 2 is the field undeveloped reserves to increase production to 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by 30,000 barrels by 4 new platforms install unlock: 2 production platforms, a platform and an accommodation platform. Most of the development is dedicated to restoring natural gas, compressed and Coast evacuated.

In accordance with the total environmental responsibility is obligations Ofon phase 2 a big step forward in the group plan, associated with his flaring gas and to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

The partners in the OML 102 are total exploration production Nigeria Ltd. (40%, operator) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC - 60%).

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