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TOTAL begins drilling deepwater Egina project in Nigeria

An intensive drilling program is under way on the Egina project in Nigeria, TOTAL announced. Two rigs will be kept busy for a total of 3,000 days, drilling 44 wells in water depths ranging between 1,400-1,700 m. “This is the deepest offshore project ever operated by TOTAL,” commented Jean-Michel Guy, Executive General Manager of the Egina Project. “With production of 200,000 bbl per day, it will contribute significantly to achieving TOTAL’s 2017 production objectives.”

TOTAL is also emphasizing Nigerian content in the Egina project. Several thousand local jobs will be created, and extensive local infrastructure­−mainly yards­−will be upgraded or built, contributing to Nigeria’s sustainable development.

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