Project drivers in the Oredo integrated facility complex in Edo State will deliver the four plants in the production cluster by the end of the year.
According to Nigeria Petroleum Development Company which operates the assets, the facilities being developed in the complex would stabilise liquids from producing wells, harness and process gas into different specifications for the domestic market.
The Oracle Today reports that the Oredo gas project remains one of the biggest gas investments by the NPDC which operates exploration and production ventures for parent Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The facility development projects are hosted in oil mining lease (OML) 111 acreage located 34 kilometres southeast of Benin City.
The OML 111 is an onshore field comprising five fields: Oki-Oziengbe-South, Aroh North, Koko, Oghama as well as Oredo. The block has 15 wells out of which 12 are currently producing.
Clustered facilities being developed by NPDC with the use of indigenous contractors and workers Oredo Flow Station, Oredo Gas-to-Pan-Ocean Facility, Oredo Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF), and Oredo LPG Dispensing Facility.
When completed in December, the IGHF which is currently at 80 percent completion will make provision for dehydration of gas and liquid extraction to produce both Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Propane and dry gas. While the LPG feeds into the domestic market, the dry gas flows into the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) for domestic and export markets.
Dr. Baru stated that the project’s funding constraints would be addressed soonest through the money market to ensure completion of the project.
“All these projects are located within OML 111, one of our critical assets which we are keen on deriving maximum benefits from,” he stated.
Managing Director of the NPDC, Mr. Yusuf Matashi, said the LPG Dispensing Facility would offer 40 percent supply solution for Nigeria’s domestic market and earn additional income for the company.
“Another advantage is that it will ensure ease of distribution and penetration into the market. You can take LPG to every nook and cranny of the country from here. So, it is quite strategic,” he noted.
“We have also completed a Skills Acquisition Centre which is currently being furnished in line with the component of the project. We intend to commission the centre even before the project is completed. From our records, this is one project that has engendered cordial relationship with the Oredo community and we hope to replicate similar understanding in other areas within the Niger Delta,” Matashi stated.
Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, at the NNPC, Mallam Bello Rabiu, said the project would be delivered within time and budget, and charged the workers to double the over one million man-hours achieved so far in the project without any incidence.