Total informed it has completed the flare out of the Ofon field on Oil Mining Lease 102 offshore Nigeria. The associated gas of the Ofon field is now being compressed, evacuated to shore and monetized via Nigeria LNG, Total said in a statement.
“This important milestone of the Phase 2 of the Ofon project was achieved in a context of high levels of local content,” commentedGuy Maurice, Senior Vice President Africa at Total Exploration & Production. “The flare-out on Ofon is also significant for Total’s environmental targets, representing a 10% reduction in the Group’s E&P flaring.”
The Ofon field is located 65 kilometers from Nigerian shores in water depths of 40 meters. The field initially commenced production in 1997 and is currently producing about 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).
According to the company, this flare-out milestone will allow for the gradual increase of production towards the 90,000 boe/d production target through monetization of around 100 million cubic feet of gas per day, followed later in 2015 by the drilling of additional wells. The execution of the project also involved significant local content, including the first living quarters platform to be fabricated in Nigeria.
Total E&P Nigeria operates OML 102 with a 40% interest, alongside the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (60%).