• Total Upstream Production Nigeria (TUPNI) recently praised our Buoy Turret Loading System (BTL) concept, commenting that the "Egina OLT Buoy perform[ed] excellently during First Crude Lifting." With an average of 6000 m³/hour, the first offload of 1,000,000 barrels in just 28 hours went according to design and performance. Total further stated that this is the first time a buoy, the APL Egina, has been delivered ahead of the FPSO on a Total project. APL is proud to have contributed to this successful achievement.

    TUPNI originally awarded NOV's APL business unit the offshore loading terminal (OLT) contract for the development of the Egina field on March 15, 2013. The BTL concept was successfully free launched via slipway at Aveon Offshore, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and handed over to Total on August 2, 2018.

    The Egina field is located in the OML 130 block, which is 150 km off the coast of Nigeria. The field is being developed by TUPNI in partnership with the company’s coventurers NNPC, CNOOC, SAPETRO, and Petrobras. The OLT, weighing in at approximately 1,000 tons, will be moored in water depths of approximately 1500 m.

    APL performed more than 2,000,000 man-hours without a single lost time incident, highlighting a culture of safety and commitment to excellence. Installation and offshore commissioning exceeded Nigerian content commitments and will set the standard for future EPC projects in West Africa.

    Published Date: 2019-02-19
    Source: National Oilwell Varco