A subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni, Saipem has secured an engineering, procurement, commissioning and installation (EPCI) contract, worth about $3bn, from Total Upstream Nigeria for the subsea development of the Egina field, offshore of Nigeria.

Under the contract, Saipem will carry out engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning of 52km of oil production and water injection flow lines, 12 flexible jumpers, 20km of gas export pipelines, 80km of umbilicals and mooring and offloading systems.

Saipem said the marine activities will be carried out throughout 2016 and will continue until the second quarter of 2017.

Most of the fabrication activities will be performed in the Saipem Rumoulumeni Yard in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where Saipem has already carried out the Usan Field Development Project.

Discovered in 2003, the Egina field is located in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 130, about 100km off the Nigerian coast, south of Port Harcourt in the Rivers State.

Situated at a water depth of up to 1,700 metres, the Egina field is the second development of the OML 130 license.

In April 2013 , Saipem received new engineering and construction (E&C) offshore contracts, worth a total value of $500m, in Latin America.

Under the contract, Saipem’s scope of work includes transportation and installation of a hub platform and two satellite platforms, a 30in diameter and 67km long offshore export pipeline.

Total Upstream Nigeria is a joint venture partner of the Nigeria National Petroleum (NNPC).

Image: Map showing OML 130 license. Photo courtesy of Total.

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