It is announced that TotalEnergies, the operator of the OML99 field (40%) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, 60%) have started production at the Ikike field in Nigeria.
Through a 14 km multiphase pipeline, the Ikike platform is connected to the existing Amenam offshore facilities located 20 kilometers off the coast. By the end of 2022, it will produce 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
With the Ikike project, TotalEnergies will be able to reduce the average carbon intensity of its upstream portfolio by leveraging existing facilities to keep costs low. Additionally, 95% of the work was performed locally: both the jacket and the topside modules were built and integrated by local contractors.
“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 mobilization of the teams. By tapping discoveries close to existing facilities, this project fits the Company’s strategy of focusing on low-cost and low-emission oil projects,” said Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, Senior Vice President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies.