Michael Sangster, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Total Nigeria E&P, said the company would develop stronger path in its commitment to boost indigenous capacity in line with the country’s local content initiative.
Sangster stated that since the Nigeria Oil And Gas Content, NOGIC Act was signed into law,there has been exponential growth in the local content development in the country’s oil and gas sector
The CEO, while speaking at a session of oil company CEO’s in ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, in Abuja, emphasized the need for the local content development to be driven by transparency, focus and measured responsibility with a view to giving room for value addition in the country’s hydrocarbon industry.
Sangster, disclosed that his company has done well in local content through project award and execution, adding that it would continue to deepen its interest in promotion of local content in line with its aspiration to contribute immeasurably to the nation’s oil and gas sector.
He said the company has also keyed into energy transition bug and that it would continue to deploy innovation and robust ideas to change energy landscape in Nigeria.
He said that TotalEnergies believes that a more lasting contribution lies in developing skills and knowledge among the local people and this brings lasting benefits to the individual, the community and the entire country.
TotalEnergies, Egina project is the largest oil and gas development project in Nigeria, adding 200,000 extra barrels per day to Nigeria’s oil production (approximately 10 percent of the country’s total production), as well as associated gas for the domestic market.
Egina is the third deepwater project developed by Total in Nigeria, after the successful delivery of Akpo in 2009 and Usan in 2012. Both these earlier projects brought progressive benefit to Nigerians with employment and capacity development.
Egina carries on in that tradition, with the highest level of local content and capacity development among all such projects in Nigeria.
The execution of the Egina project resulted in the development local capacities with full fabrication and integration of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels in-country.
Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited’s Egina FPSO docked at the SHI-MCI Yard, LADOL Free Zone making it to set high Nigerian Content benchmarks with the Egina project, in engineering, fabrication, testing, coating and integration.
The project simply raised the bar in local participation in various scope covering the Wells, Subsea Production Systems, Umbilicals, Flowlines and Risers, FPSO topsides, and Offloading buoy.