VIDEO: Step right up for a virtual tour of FPSO now producing off Nigeria

by 13, Nov, 2020Innovation0 comments

Malaysian FPSO operator Yinson has released a video showing the inside workings of its Abigail-Joseph FPSO, which is now in production on a field located offshore Nigeria.

Yinson’s video of the Abigail-Joseph FPSO includes the tour of the FPSO’s three gas compressor modules, the activity overview from the contract award to the sailaway from Singapore to Nigeria, an overview of the separation module, the central control room and more.

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As reported in early November 2020, the Abigail-Joseph FPSO started oil production from the First E&P-operated shallow-water project, the Anyala West field in Oil Mining Leases (OMLs) 83 & 85, at the end of October.

Owned by Yinson, the FPSO was chartered by First E&P on a firm seven-year contract with options to extend.

Before its deployment to Nigeria, the FPSO underwent an upgrade, refurbishment, and life extension work at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore.

The Abigail-Joseph set sail from Singapore to Nigeria, where it was supposed to undergo final commissioning works, back in February 2020.

The start-up of production was scheduled for the end of May 2020 but it was delayed. Instead, the first production started in late October 2020.

The Anyala – Madu field development project objective is to develop 142 million barrels of oil and 98 billion standard cubic feet of gas from the fields in Phase 1, utilizing the Abigail-Joseph FPSO.

The Abigail-Joseph FPSO is a 274 meters long converted Suezmax trading tanker with a storage capacity of 700,000 barrel, oil processing capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil per day, produced water treatment of 20,000 barrels per day and a gas handling capacity of 39 million standard cubic feet per day.

A total of seven development wells have been planned in Phase 1 and approved by the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in the Anyala West field (OML 83), which will be developed along with the nearby Madu field in (OML 85) to be jointly produced in the Abigail-Joseph FPSO.

The project, at its peak production, will produce about 60,000 barrels of oil per day and unlock over 300 million barrels of crude oil recoverable reserves.

November 2020