FMC Technologies has delivered four subsea wellheads for Total’s Egina project in Nigeria.
The wellheads were fabricated for FMC Technologies by Oiltools Africa Limited (OAL), a Nigerian company, and feature a 36-inch-diameter conductor housing and a 20-inch-diameter wellhead assembly. The project was conducted by a team of 44 Nigerian OAL employees and completed on time without any safety incidents.
FMC Technologies provided training for OAL personnel for the advanced welding techniques and post-weld heat treatment procedures required for the manufacturing process.
"Locally manufacturing these wellheads marks a significant milestone for the company and for Nigeria’s energy industry," said Shelagh Daley, Area Manager at
FMC Technologies. "FMC Technologies is committed not only to delivering on time to its customers, but developing local talent to do so."
FMC Technologies employs more than 2,250 people either directly or via its suppliers, and recently partnered with Nigeria’s Port Harcourt University to offer the first Master of Science degree for the subsea oil and gas industry.