June 18, 2024
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NNPC, U.S., Deloitte Collaborate on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction from OML 34

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) is working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources (DOS-ENR) and Deloitte, to meet its net-zero carbon goals by embarking on a project aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through methane reduction plans and strategies consistent with international leading practices.

Revealed in a statement on the company’s official X handle, the project was the focus of a three-day Technical Assistance on Oil & Gas Sector Global Methane Abatement and Decarbonisation Workshop which kicked off at the PTDF Tower, in Abuja, on Monday.

The workshop, which is a follow-up on the July 2023 capacity building Training on Methane Baselining and Organisational Design and the Development of a Methane Technology Evaluation Framework, is aimed at defining the critical success elements for the Methane Abatement Pilot Project Implementation, Scaling and Financing.

Some of the critical elements of the project tabled at the workshop include determining the scope of the project which is currently at its conceptual stage, establishing a baseline for methane and carbon emissions from the selected operation sites, collecting relevant data on the selected sites and helping the Deloitte consultants understand the operations and expectations of NNPC Ltd.

Participants at the workshop unanimously selected the OML 34 gas block located onshore in Western Niger Delta which has the Utorogu and Ughelli Fields as the operation site for the pilot stage of the project.

Participants were drawn from relevant NNPC Ltd.’s subsidiaries and Departments such as Exploration & Production; New Energy; Gas Infrastructure; Health, Safety, and Environment, as well as the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, and Federal Government agencies like the National Council on Climate Change.

The project technical training is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources’ Energy and Mineral Governance Programme (EMGP).

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