TOTAL ENERGIES ANNOUNCES START OF PRODUCTION FROM NIGERIA IKIKE FIELD
TotalEnergies, OML99 operator (40%) in partnership with the Nigerian
National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, 60%), announces the start of production from the Ikike
field, in Nigeria.
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 14 km multiphase pipeline. It will deliver peak production of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the end of 2022.
The Ikike project leverages existing facilities to keep costs low, and is designed to minimize
greenhouse gas emissions: estimated at less than 4kg CO2e/boe, they will contribute to
reducing the average carbon intensity of TotalEnergies’ upstream portfolio. In addition, 95% of
hours were worked locally: the jacket as well as the topside modules were entirely 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