From the Field
NNPC signs seven critical gas projects
LAGOS, July 10, 2018 – Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed agreements on the Seven Critical Gas Development Projects, Nigeria’s NOC announced Monday.
The projects are set to bring 96.3 mcm (3.4 bcf) per day of gas on line by 2020. DeltaAfrik and Worley Parson as well as Crestech with Penspen have been hired as project management consultants.
A company statement said “the projects would not only bridge the projected shortfall in supply upon completion, but would also signal the beginning of the process of closing demand-supply gap in the domestic gas market.”
The projects include the 181-bcm (6.4-tcf) unitised gasfields of Samabri-Bisseni, Akri-Oguta and Ubie-Oshi; development of the 122-bcm (4.3-tcf) Assa North/Ohaji South field; and the development of NPDC’s OMLs 26, 30 and 42, with 198 bcm (7 tcf). The 62.3-bcm (2.2-tcf) Shell Petroleum Development Company gas supply to Brass Fertilizer Company, the cluster development of the 142-bcm (5-tcf) OML 13 to support the expansion of Seven Energy Uquo Gas Plant and the cluster development of the 283-bcm (10-tcf) Okpokunou/Tuomo West in OMLs 35 and 62 are also part of the initiative. Partners include Shell Petroleum Development Company, Seplat Petroleum Development Company and Oando.