TotalEnergies and its partner have began production from the Akpo West field on the PML2 license in Nigeria.
Located 135 kilometers off the coast, Akpo West is tied back to the existing Akpo Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, operational since 2009, which produced 124,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2023.
By mid-2024, Akpo West will contribute 14,000 barrels of condensate production per day, with plans to increase to 4 million cubic meters of gas per day by 2028.
Leveraging the existing Akpo facilities helps to keep costs low and minimize greenhouse gas emissions, with a projected carbon intensity below 5 kg CO2e/boe, contributing to TotalEnergies’ portfolio’s overall carbon intensity reduction.
“After Ikike in 2022, TotalEnergies is pleased to start production of another tie-back project in Nigeria, Akpo West, which will contribute to maintaining the production of the existing Akpo facilities by developing additional nearby resources.
“This project fits the Company’s strategy of developing low-cost and low-emission projects”, said Mike Sangster, Senior Vice President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies.
“This project leverages TotalEnergies’ solid footprint in Nigeria and will quickly bring value to the country, TotalEnergies and its partners,” the company’s statement added