Lagos, Eket, Port Harcourt, Offshore
Estimated to contain more than 36 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and boasting the largest natural gas reserves in Africa, OPEC-member Nigeria is a bustling hub for deepwater and ultra-deepwater exploration. The West African nation is an important supplier of light, sweet crude oil to the U.S., and disruptions in Nigerian production due to instability in the region can affect global oil prices. Nigeria is dependent on its oil sector, primarily located in the Niger Delta, which barrels in more than 95% of export earnings and some 85% of government revenues. Major producers in the region include Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Total and Eni/Agip.
Umbilicals serve as the lifeline to subsea equipment by transferring power, chemicals, communications and more through an assembly of steel tubes and hoses. Risers serve as a connection between subsea field developments and production or drilling facilities by transferring produced fluids from the seabed to the surface or to transfer injection fluids, control fluids, or lift gas from the surface to the ocean floor. Flowlines lay on the seabed and transport production or injection fluids from one subsea structure to another.