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Summary Information

  • Name: Erha FPSO
  • Field: Erha Oil Field
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Ownership: Exxon
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  • Field Operated By: Exxon
  • Capacity: 165,000 bpd
  • Year of Completion: 2005

Brief Description

  • ERHA FPSO has a storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels of oil, an initial production capacity of 165,000 barrels of oil per day, and 540 Mscfd of gas
  • It can accommodate up to 100 personnel.
  • A catenary anchor-leg-mooring (CALM) buoy is used for crude-carrier docking and product transfer and it is moored in 1,200 m of water
  • The vessel hull, which was constructed in Korea, measures 285 meters in length, 63 meters in width and 33 meters in depth.
  • The topsides total weight is 31,000 t


  • HHI: FPSO hull fabrication
  • SMOE  And Sembawang Shipyard: Fabrication, integration, precommissioning and commissioning assistance of 14 modules of FPSO topside facilities weighing 17,000 metric tonnes
  • Saipem: Engineering, procurement, construction, towing and commissioning of the FPSO


  • In operation


  • 2002 - Saipem awarded contract for the FPSO
  • 2002 - SMOE And Sembawang Shipyard awarded topsides contract
  • 2005 - Erha FPSO is completed
  • 2006 - Oil production starts

Other Information

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  1. Saipem FPSO References
  2. International Protective Coatings FPSO References
  3. Saipem awarded two important contracts offshore Nigeria
  4. SMOE  And Sembawang Shipyard  Complete Topside Facilities For Erha FPSO – One Of The  World’s Largest FPSOS
  5. ExxonMobil Announces Startup of Nigeria Erha Development

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