French oil major, Total and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) along with some other partners will, later this month, launch Egina crude in Singapore. The launch will take place at the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC), scheduled to hold from September 24 to 26, in Singapore.

The Egina field in Nigeria is expected to start production in December. Its FPSO unit sailed away last month from the SHI-MCI Yard, LADOL Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the Egina oilfield in Oil Mining Lease 130, which is located about 150km offshore the Niger Delta.

The FPSO was built by Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea for the Egina oilfield being developed at a cost of $16bn by the global oil giant, Total. The Egina field will add 200,000 barrels per day of crude oil to Nigeria’s daily output when it comes on stream.