From the Field
Penspen lands Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline FEED
ABUJA, January 7, 2019 – Penspen has won the first phase of the FEED for the proposed Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline, the company said on Monday.
The news came as operator Sound Energy announced a discovery in the Greater Tendrara licence onshore Morocco.
The scope of the trans-African pipeline contract will include reviewing the feasibility study, which was also conducted by Penspen, and evaluating the gas supply and demand study. Penspen will also complete an environmental and social impact assessment.
“As the development of this proposed regional gas pipeline linking Nigeria with Morocco and several other West African countries progresses, Penspen remains fully committed to the course and is confident that we have both the necessary experience and the required expertise to support the delivery of an optimal FEED study for the development of this pipeline,” Penspen CEO Peter O’Sullivan said in a company statement.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Morocco’s National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines agreed on a 5,660-kilometre on and offshore route as well as the capex for the project in June 2018. The final investment decision is expected after the second phase of the FEED.