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NNPC Identifies Critical Gas Projects

Thursday, March 8, 2018

 NNPC, Nigeria’s state-run oil and gas firm, has identified Seven Critical Gas Development Projects (7CGDP) scheduled to deliver about 3.4 Bcf/d of natural gas on an accelerated basis to bridge a projected medium-term supply gap by 2020. The news on the 7CGDP was delivered by Dr. Maikanti Baru who was represented by Bello Rabiu, COO in charge of the Upstream Directorate of NNPC, at the annual SPE Oloibiri lecture series.

It was disclosed that the 7CGDP would be executed aggressively on a sustained level.

The 7CGDP includes development of the 4.3 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 7 Tcf  in NPDC’s OMLs 26, 30 & 42. Other works include the development of 2.2 Tcf by SPDC JV Gas Supply to Brass Fertilizer Company, the cluster development of 5 Tcf of gas from OML 13 to support the expansion of Seven Energy’s Uquo Gas Plant, and the cluster development of the 10 Tcf Okpokunou/Tuomo West (OML 35 & 62).

It is anticipated that domestic gas demand will rise to about 7 Bscf/d, which is envisaged to outpace the gas supply development trajectory which necessitated the urgency for NNPC to identify short, medium and long term gas resources to bridge the huge supply gap.

When fully implemented, it is expected that the projects will allow for Nigeria to meet its target of delivering gas to support 15,000 MW power generation and position Nigeria as a regional hub for gas-based industries.