Aquaterra awarded contract for Nigeria platforms

Nigerian oil and gas company First Exploration and Petroleum (E&P) has awarded global offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy a contract to install two Sea Swift conductor-supported offshore platforms in the Niger Delta basin.

Aquaterra will design and engineer the platforms, while engineering and onsite fabrication support will take place in Nigeria.

The non-identical platforms, developed in conjunction with partner Maerlin Nigeria, will be located in offshore Nigeria’s Anyala and Madu fields in depths of between 35 meters and 55 meters.

“To meet First E&P’s goal of reaching first oil in 2019, a modern approach to platform development is required, and a partner with the technical expertise to develop a cost-effective, comprehensive solution that could be designed, engineered and delivered rapidly,” Stewart Maxwell, Technical Director at Aquaterra Energy said.

The state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is a joint venture partner with First E&P at the Anyala and Madu developments.