Flare-Out on the Ofon Field in Nigeria

A major advance prompted by a new offshore development, on a field that has been in production since 1997.

Our shrinking environmental footprint. Since 2000, all new Total oil projects have been designed without associated gas flaring. The Ofon offshore field development did not originally call for the recovery of this gas, for which there were no markets in Nigeria at the time. But Ofon Phase 2 created the facilities and infrastructure necessary to compress the associated gas and export it onshore to the Nigeria LNG plant. Ending flaring goes a long way toward helping us reach our environmental goals, by reducing the gas flared in our exploration and production operations 10%.

Making more of our resources. By optimizing the management of associated gas, Ofon Phase 2 also boosts production. From around 25,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day now, it will gradually ramp up to a plateau of 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, in part by bringing 100 million cubic feet per day of gas to market.

Innovating to be more efficient. Ofon Phase 2 will also make operations more energy efficient. By reusing the heat from turbine exhaust gases, we can significantly curb energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions at our offshore facilities. This is the first time this innovative technology is being used on a shallow-water oil field in Nigeria. 

–50% We reached our goal of halving flaring from operated fields (excluding initial start-ups) between 2005 and 2014.