June 13, 2024
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OIL & GAS RENEWABLE ENERGY

Nigeria: Gas Production Capacity to Grow By 300mmscf/d

Nigeria’s gas production capacity is set to grow by 300MMscfd as Nedogas Development Company Limited (NDCL), a Joint Venture company between Xenergi Limited and NCDMB Capacity Development Intervention Company, in collaboration with the NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company (NGIC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited,  has successfully completed the construction and technical commissioning of a 300 MMscfd Capacity Kwale Gas Gathering (KGG) and injection facility located in the Umusam Community, near Kwale in Delta State, Niger-Delta, Nigeria.

The facility will be commissioned by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Gas), Mr. Ekperikpe Ekpo on June 6th 2024. The occassion will have in attendance the Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Francis Orohwedor Oborevwori and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe.

The KGG Facility was designed to handle stranded gas resources in Nigeria’s OML56 oil province by providing the opportunity for independent operators in the area to monetize natural gas from their fields through the gas gathering, compression, injection and metering infrastructure of the KGG for quick access to market.

Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe, Executive Secretary NCDMB, while declaring the boards readiness to continue to partner with NNPC, said “the success story of NEDOGAS at Kwale, Delta State could be replicated in other oil- and gas-producing communities to minimise gas flaring. The model should be extended to other parts of the country where gas flaring is continuing. They have shown that with the modular system, we can quickly remove flaring from our operations in Nigeria.

This project represents a significant milestone in Nigeria’s decade of gas initiative as well as a major achievement in the quest to provide gas into the OB3 trunk line and monetize natural gas resources from the OML 56 producer cluster.” He added.

Managing Director of NDCL, Mr.Debo Fagbemi, said “With the completion of the first phase of the KGG Facility, the proof-of-concept to readily monetize gas has now been established to the extent of eradicating the pain of seeing an invaluable resource being wasted.’’

NCDMB’s equity investment in NDCL is one of the strategic projects geared towards actualizing the Federal Government’s aspirations in key areas of the oil and gas industry.

With an estimated 180 billion cubic feet of proven Natural gas reserves, Nigeria has the ninth largest concentration in the world, yet the health and environmental well-being of Nigerians are continuously affected by the flaring of significant quantity of associated gas.

The KGG facility is a show of Nigeria’s effort to economic growth through transition to renewable energy. The facility will also create job opportunities to Nigerians within and outside its host community.

 

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