Eberechukwu OJI



ND Western represents the best of what indigenous companies taking over from IOCs can do.
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ND Western In Figures

Years of experience: More than 10

Size of the OML 34 asset: 950 square kilometres

ND Western is an independent oil and gas company specialised in sustainable oil exploration and production. It consists of a consortium of four companies: Niger Delta Petroleum Resources, Petrolin Trading, FIRST Exploration & Petroleum Development OML 34 and Walter-Smith Exploration and Production. This consortium took over the participating interest in the OML 34 asset previously held by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Total E&P Nigeria and Nigerian Agip Oil Company. For more than 10 years, ND Western has shown that indigenous companies can operate major assets in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

OML 34: OML 34 is the main asset of ND Western. The asset is located in the Western Niger Delta and covers around 950 square kilometres. OML 34 produces both oil and gas. Around 17,000 bopd and around 11 mcm per day of gas derive from its three fields. Two gas plants are also located within the block, one with a capacity of 10.2 mcm per day and the other with a capacity of 2.5 mcm per day.

ND Western aims to be a top energy company in Africa through the efficient production of oil and gas. The company further aims to provide clean energy and maintain the highest safety standards in order to maximise shareholder value. For the future, the company seeks to increase production at OML 34 by increasing the production capacity of its gas-processing plants and bringing new fields into production. Finally, ND Western is developing the Utorogu Industrial Park to localise manufacturing.

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