Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited is set to ramp up oil production from Ofon field to 65,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 25,000bpd with the completion of Ofon phase 2 wellhead platforms.
The oil firm Managing Director, Nicholas Terraz stated this on Monday, June 20, at the commissioning and sail away ceremony of the platforms at the Nigerdock’s Snake Island Integrated Free Zone in Lagos.
Terraz said: “The delivery of the new wellhead platforms will pave way for the drilling of additional 24 wells and ramp up of production to a plateau of 65,000bpd and three million cubic meters of gas per day.”
“This delivery is therefore, a key milestone in the Ofon 2 project. For the construction of the Ofon 2 wellhead platforms, over five million man-hours of work were completed with zero lost time injury,” he said, adding that so many facilities used in the construction of the platforms were manufactured locally.”
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachikwu represented by the Group General Manager, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Mr. Dafe Sejebor agreed with the Total chief.
According to him, the project signifies a major step towards government’s drive to increase and sustain Nigeria’s daily target production especially in the present phase of dwindling oil price and incessant vandalism and sabotage of oil facilities.