Aqualis Offshore Awarded Position Keeping Role For
Installation Of Egina FPSO Offshore Nigeria
Marine and offshore engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been handed the position keeping role for installation of the Egina FPSO, offshore Nigeria, as reported by World Oil.
EPCIC contractor for the FPSO, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has awarded the position keeping work to Aqualis Offshore. The newbuild FPSO was towed from South Korea and arrived in Nigeria in late January for final integration of topside modules built in Lagos.
Once the FPSO is located at Egina field, Aqualis Offshore will manage the position keeping procedure and provide position keeping masters offshore while it is being connected to the pre-installed mooring spread. In total, the Egina FPSO will be spread moored on 16 mooring lines (4×4).
“Having last year successfully managed the position keeping roles for the Icthys Venturer FPSO and Ichthys Explorer central processing facility, we are no stranger to installing large offshore structures. We look forward to supporting SHI and Total with the Egina FPSO, which is a challenging deepwater field development,” says Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, Aqualis Offshore.
Total is the operator of Egina field, which is located some 130 km off the coast of Nigeria, at water depths of more than 1,500 m. The FPSO measures approximately 330 m in length and is expected to have an oil storage capacity of approximately 2.3 MMbbl of oil.
About Aqualis Offshore
Aqualis Offshore is a specialised offshore marine and engineering consultancy firm, focusing on the shallow and deep-water offshore segments of the oil and gas industry. Aqualis ASA operates under two different brands: Aqualis Offshore and Offshore Wind Consultants. Offshore Wind Consultants is a globally focused consultancy providing independent services to the offshore renewables industry.
Total is one of the largest major integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 150 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. Its 96,000 employees put their expertise to work in every part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, gas and new energies, trading, and chemicals.
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