BMT Scientific Marine Services has secured a contract from Saipem to deliver the riser integrity monitoring systems for the Total Egina development, located 150km offshore Nigeria.
BMT announced that its riser integrity monitoring systems will measure bending moments and tensile forces in risers to provide an understanding of the risers’ condition.
Information gathered from the systems will be used to identify riser design models.
The Egina project will incorporate systems that feature BMT’s ROV-Serviceable Subsea Strain Sensor Assembly.
The Egina oil field is being developed by Total Upstream Nigeria in partnership with China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Sapetro and Petrobras.
Located about 20km from the Akpo field, Egina lies within the block Oil Mining Lease OML 130 and covers an area of about 500m².
The field, which is located at a water depth of up to 1,750m, is expected to start production by the end of 2017 with a capacity of about 200,000 barrels per day.
The Egina field was initially planned to be developed as a subsea tieback to the Akpo floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
However, major discoveries in the area lead to the standalone development of Egina.
Egina field infrastructure will include an FPSO unit, an oil offloading terminal and subsea production systems like risers, 52km of oil and water injection flowlines, 12 flexible jumpers, 20km of gas export pipelines, 80km of umbilicals, and subsea manifolds.
Saipem received a $3bn engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning contract for the project in June 2013.
FMC Technologies was awarded a $1.2bn engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract in 2013 to provide subsea production systems for the project.
Image: BMT will deliver the riser integrity monitoring systems for the Total Egina development. Photo: courtesy of BMT Group Ltd.