- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has identified Seven Critical Gas Development Projects in an effort to fast track gas supply.
- The projects will deliver about 3.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day to bridge the medium-term supply gap by 2020.
- The projects involve extensive rollout of new gas pipeline infrastructure.
Represented by Idang Alibi, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu has assured the nation of the government’s commitment to bridging the gas supply by 2020. Kachikwu underlined in his speech that the federal government “has doubled its efforts in ensuring effective policies that will drive gas utilisation and commercialisation. We have decided to invest in the seven critical gas development projects in Nigeria”.
He announced that when fully implemented, the projects would enable the nation meet its aspiration of delivering gas to support 15,000MW power generation and position Nigeria as a regional hub for gas based industries (Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Methanol, Fertilizer, etc.)
The seven sites include: development of the 4.3 Trillion cubic feet (TCF) Assa North/Ohaji South field, development of the 6.4 TCF Unitized Gas fields (Samabri-Biseni, Akri-Oguta, Ubie-Oshi and Afuo-Ogbainbri) and the development of 7TCF NPDC’s OML 26, 30 &42.
Others include; development of 2.2 TCF Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC) JV Gas Supply to Brass Fertilizer Company, cluster development of 5 TCF OML 13 to support the expansion of Seven Energy Uquo Gas Plant and the cluster development of 10 TCF Okpokunou/Tuomo West (OML 35& 62).
The projects include an accelerated implementation of gas pipeline infrastructure development with specific focus on critical pipeline infrastructure to power plants. He said some of the already completed pipelines included the Oben-Geregu (196km), Escravos-Warri-Oben (110km), Emuren-Itoki (50km), Itoki-Olorunshogo (31km), Imo River-Alaoji (24km), Ukanafun-Calabar pipeline (128km).
Author: Bryan Groenendaal