TotalEnergies, which operates Oil Mining Licence 99 in partnership with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, has announced the start of production from the Ikike field, in Nigeria.
The energy major said in a statement on Monday that the field would deliver peak production of 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day by the end of 2022.
The Ikike platform, which is located 20 kilometres off the coast, at a depth of about 20 meters, is tied back to the existing Amenam offshore facilities through a 14 km multiphase pipeline.
“TotalEnergies is pleased to start production at Ikike, which was launched a few months before the covid pandemic, and whose success owes a lot to the full mobilisation of the teams. By tapping discoveries close to existing facilities, this project fits the Company’s strategy of focusing on low-cost and low-emission oil projects,” said the Senior Vice President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies, Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue.