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Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 Comes Online

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Royal Dutch Shell’s unit in Nigeria, SPDC, saw the start of production at Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 in the Niger Delta. Phase 2 follows the success of the first phase of the Gbaran-Ubie integrated oil and gas development, which was commissioned in June 2010.

Peak production of around 175,000 boepd is expected in 2019.

“Today’s announcement is a positive step for Shell’s global gas portfolio,” said Andy Brown, Shell’s Upstream Director. “It is also good news for Nigeria as gas from Gbaran-Ubie Phase 2 will strengthen supply to the domestic market and maintain supply to the export market.”

A total of 18 wells have been drilled and a new pipeline constructed between Kolo Creek and Soku which connects the existing Gbaran-Ubie central processing facility to the Soku non-associated gas plant. First gas flowed from the wells in March 2016, with the facilities coming on stream in July 2017.