The NNPC/NPDC Oredo Gas Project in Nigerian Oil Mining Lease 111 was commissioned last week by the government in an attempt to give a boost to gas production in the country
The minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said at the commissioning ceremony that the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has become a major supplier to the country’s domestic gas market.
The minister disclosed that NPDC was currently supplying about 400MMscfd per day with the capacity to grow to 600MMscfd per day by the end of 2013. She added that the commissioning of the Oredo field, which was already delivering 65MMscfd of gas per day to the domestic market, demonstrated the growing capability of NPDC to take a leading role in the federal government’s quest to rapidly increase gas supply.
The Oredo Field, located in Edo State will supply 45MMscfd of gas to the Ihovbor Power Plant, with additional 55MMscfd to the domestic market through the Escravos Lagos pipeline system by March 2013.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) group managing director, Andrew Yakubu, stated that the field was a 100MMscfd integrated gas handling facility with a module for LPG production and other liquid extraction facilities.
Yakubu added that the corporation was pursuing the development of more resources in order to provide another 100MMscfd of gas to Pan Ocean Oil Corporation to optimise the utilisation of the gas plant.