The FPSO vessel for the Aje field in Nigeria is now in transit from Singapore according to Panoro Energy. The vessel is expected to arrive in Nigeria mid-March 2016, following a brief stop in Cape Town.
All key equipment related to the field development has been delivered to Nigeria. Anchor handling operations in the field started in January and will continue until mid-February. The construction vessel has commenced operations and will install the subsea equipment including the manifold and flowlines during February. Once the FPSO arrives in Nigeria it will be hooked-up to the mooring system and risers and a short test of the production systems will be conducted.
Panoro’s CEO, John Hamilton, said: “We are excited to be approaching first oil at Aje, offshore Nigeria. Significant operational and contractual progress has been made on the final phase of field development. With the drilling phase now concluded, the installation work and the arrival of the FPSO are the main remaining work streams. The field is expected to be producing by the end of March 2016.”