TotalEnergies has begun oil production from the Ikike field located in oil mining lease (OML) 99.
The field, owned jointly with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, was discovered in 1977, with TotalEnergies (the operator) holding 40 per cent shares and NNPC 60 per cent shares.
Located 20 kilometres 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 minimise 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 per cent of hours were worked locally: the jacket as well as the topside modules were entirely built and integrated by local contractors.