Baker Hughes lands work in Ivory Coast

Baker Hughes lands work in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire

YAMOUSSOUKRO, June 19, 2023 –  


Baker Hughes has signed a contract with Italian energy giant Eni to provide subsea trees for the offshore Baleine project in Côte d’Ivoire, the US technology provider announced on Friday.

Scope of the works includes eight deepwater trees, three manifolds, the subsea production control system and flexible jumpers and risers for the second phase of the development.

“This collaboration between Baker Hughes and Eni is Africa’s first development project with clear Scope 1 and 2 carbon reduction goals and will deliver innovative technology that will enhance the energy security in Ivory Coast,” said Maria Claudia Borras, executive vice-president of oilfield services and equipment of Baker Hughes.


Cost of the contract was not disclosed.

The second phase of the Baleine project will be tied back to the Voyageur Spirit FPSO that is soon expected to arrive in Dubai and refit for the project.

The first phase involves the initial Firenze FPSO, which left Dubai in April 2023 and arrived at the project the following month. The asset is currently in the process of being commissioned.

Discovered in 2021, the Baleine field is the largest oil and gas find in the country with estimated resources of 2.5 billion barrels and 93.5 bmc (3.3 tcf) of associated gas.

The field extends over blocks CI-101 and CI-802, which Eni operates alongside its local partner Société Nationale d’Opérations Pétrolières de la Côte d’Ivoire.

The project is Africa’s first oil and gas project to have net zero scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.