Eni begins production at Nigeria’s Obiafu 41

NigeriaEni has started gas and condensate production from the Obiafu 41 discovery, Niger Delta, three weeks after well completion

The discovery contains approximately 28bn cu/m of gas and 60mn bbl of condensate. The gas from this discovery will largely be channelled to the domestic market in order to feed the power sector.

At the end of ramp-up, production will reach a capacity of about three mn cu/m of gas and 3,000 bbl of condensate per day.

The gas from this discovery will be processed at the Eni-operated Ob-Ob plant, and then sent to the Okpai Power Plant, operated by Eni. Okpai currently has an installed capacity of 500MW and an upgrade is underway which will double its capacity to 1GW. Once the upgrade is completed, Eni is expected to generate 20 per cent of the entire national electricity production.

In Nigeria, approximately 30 per cent of Eni’s gas production is supplied to the domestic market, a sign of the company's focus on the environmental and economic impact of its business on local communities.

In addition to Okpai power plant, Eni supplies power from its facilities to 85 local communities with approximately 500,000 people.

 

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