France-based Total said Wednesday it started production in the Egina field in offshore Nigeria which will eventually reach 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The new production, which will represent 10 percent of Nigeria’s total output, came after Egina deployed its largest floating platform ever built to develop the field, which is located 93 miles offshore Nigeria’s coast at a 5,250-feet water depth, the company said on Wednesday. “Some upside potential nearby remains to be developed and we are studying in particular Preowei discovery tie-back to the Egina FPSO,” said Arnaud Breuillac, who heads Total’s exploration and production activities. “The Preowei field is another large discovery made on this prolific […]