Total initiated the execution phase of the Ikike oil field project in July 2019. Image courtesy of Total.
Total will invest $500m in the upstream project. Image courtesy of Total.
The Ikike oil field lies in OML 99 license offshore Nigeria. Image courtesy of Total.

Ikike oil field is located in a water depth of 20m in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 99, approximately 20km offshore Nigeria. The OML 99 is owned by a joint venture (JV) comprising Total E&P Nigeria (40%, operator) and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, 60%).

The JV signed the Nigerian Content Compliant Certificates (NCCCs) with Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in July 2019, moving the project into the tendering and execution phase.

Total is expected to invest $500m in the project, which is forecast to produce 32,000 barrels of oil per day when fully operational.

Ikike oil field location and reserves

The Ikike oil field lies in the OML 99 license, which the Total and NNPC JV operates together with two other blocks OML 100 and OML 102.

Ikike lies in the northern part of OML 99 and is estimated to hold 70 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Ikike oil field development details

The engineering studies for the development of the Ikike field were completed in 2018. The field will be developed as a satellite tie-back to the Amenam-Kpono field, which is also owned and operated by the Total/NNPC JV.

The field infrastructure includes a new production platform named IKD-1, which will be installed 15km north of the Amenam-Kpono complex. A total of five wells will be drilled at the field and a six-slot wellhead platform will be installed as part of the field infrastructure.

The IKD-1 platform will be powered from the AMD-2 platform of the Amenam-Kpono field through a new electrical line and also feature water injection wells. The injection water will be supplied from the AMD3 platform of the Amenam-Kpono field through a new water injection line.

Produced hydrocarbons will be transported in the form of multi-phase flow through a 12in-diameter pipeline from the IKD-1 platform to the AMD-2 platform.

Details of the AMD-2 platform

The AMD-2 platform will be modified by adding a new receiving module to accommodate the produced hydrocarbons from the Ikike field. The new module will include a set of inlet valves, a 12in pig receiver, and a de-pressurising system.

The platform will be installed with tie-in connections and will undergo structural reinforcement to bear the weight of the new module. The vent, flare, instrument air and fire water systems, electrical systems and drains will be modified.

Contractors involved

National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO) subcontracted Drois Group to carry out the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the project.

Crestech Engineering performed basic engineering optimisation works for the field development plan, including project management, process and safety design, and multi-discipline 3D CAD modelling.

Atlas Geo-Solutions provided positioning support for the MV Didi K offshore supply vessel, which was used for carrying out the environmental impact assessment for the field.

Total’s operations in Nigeria

Total has been operating in Nigeria for more than 50 years in upstream and downstream sectors.

The company operates five offshore production licenses, including OML 130, OML 102, OML 100, OML 102, and one onshore license OML 58. The licenses hold various fields including the Akpo, Egina, Ikike, Ofon 2 and Preowei.

Total is also focussing on the liquefied natural gas developments in the country and has acquired a 15% stake in Nigeria LNG, which operates six LNG liquefaction trains on Bonny Island.