Halliburton Testing and Subsea (TSS) Nigeria has disclosed an early production facility (EPF) which has processed its 10 millionth barrels of oil equivalent boe .
Equally impressive, the team reached the milestone with zero lost-time incident (LTI) days.
The journey to these milestones started in 2019, and with support from the TSS Nigeria and global EPF team, TSS developed a practical solution to meet its clients requirement for accelerated oil production.
The Halliburton built, operated, and maintained an EPF in a remote and difficult-to-engineer area in the Niger Delta and the project was the first of its kind for Halliburton Nigeria due to its complexity and scope.
After project kick-off, the team worked closely with clients to execute a fast-track strategy that used existing equipment to suit the production requirements. The team conducted extensive process simulations and flow assurance calculations to verify the functionality of the fast-track EPF concept.
The team successfully installed the EPF on barges and sailed them to the customer location within six months of project commencement.
The facility, which is capable of handling 22,000 barrels of oil per day, bopd with up to 7.5 million standard cubic feet of gas, MMscf of gas production and 5,000 barrels, bbl of water per day, opened after successful onsite location pre-commissioning checks by the customer and governing bodies.
“In the past three years of EPF production, we have achieved a 10-million-barrel milestone while maintaining over 97 per cent uptime,” said Iyen Idienumah, Testing and Subsea country manager for Nigeria. “This is a testament to the dedication and tireless efforts of the TSS EPF team.”
The EPF customer’s production facility manager praised the Halliburton team for its significant contribution toward safety awareness and its work with other contractors on the need to maintain site safety standards. These efforts were an important reason the project has experienced zero LTI days.