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SPDC Takes FID on Assa North

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Nigeria’s Assa North Gas Development Project saw Shell take the final investment decision (FID) on the project recently. The FID adds to government enthusiasm of its domestic gas aspirations for increased power generation and industrialization.

The Assa North is expected to produce around 300 Mmcf/d at its peak production levels. The gas produced will be treated at Shell Petroleum Development Company’s (SPDC) Gas Processing Facility and distributed through the Obiafu-Obrikom-Oben pipeline network.

The Managing Director of SPDC and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria, Osagie Okunbor, disclosed that the project would be a major game-changer in Nigeria’s quest for energy sufficiency and economic growth.

Recently the Shell subsidiary signed a gas supply and aggregation agreement with Geometric Power Aba Limited (GPAL) for the supply of about 43 Mmcf/d to support the 140 MW Aba Integrated Power Plant at Ossisioma in Abia State.

By the agreement, SPDC will supply gas from the SPDC JV gas plant to the power producer, GPAL, via a gas pipeline network which is already installed.