By Dipo Olowookere
About 50BScf of gas has been delivered to the Bonny NLNG by the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Ltd (NDPR), a fully owned subsidiary of Niger Delta Exploration & Production Plc (NDEP).
This milestone was attained on Saturday, September 23, 2017, and it is part of a long journey which began in 2008, when the decision to invest in the Ogbele Gas Plant was made.
This process saw NDPR invest heavily in requisite gas infrastructure in the Ogbele Marginal Field, with the installation of a Gas Processing Plant; Gas Metering System; 12” x 20km Gas Pipeline and Telecommunication Systems as well as other supporting utility and processing infrastructures.
Since the commissioning of the gas plant in November 2012, gas production and processing had increased steadily.
Using its gas pipeline, NDPR has continuously and sustainably delivered gas to the Bonny NLNG, at an average rate of 40MMscf/d.
NDPR remains the only Nigerian independent operating company delivering gas to the Bonny NLNG Plant.
Zero Gas Flare
Through the Gas Utilisation Programme, NPDR has also effectively eliminated gas flaring from its oil production operations in the Ogbele field. This has helped to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming.
This has therefore made NDPR fully compliant with the Federal Government’s Zero Gas Flare policy, making the firm get both international and local recognitions for its efforts.
GGFR Excellence Award
In 2015, NDPR received a World Bank Global Gas Flare Reduction Excellence Award conferred by the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) hosted by the government of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Yugra (KMAO) in the Russian Federation, for its contributions towards global gas flare reduction.
NDPR had since then fully endorsed the World Bank 2030 Global Gas Flare Reduction (GGFR) Initiative and has submitted annual reports in compliance to this initiative.
Commenting on this, the Managing Director of NDPR, Dr ‘Layi Fatona, stated that, “Gas is a major resource for the country and its importance to the local energy mix is receiving increasing attention.
“At NDPR, the potentials of our meagre gas resources were recognized early on in our operations. NDPR’s gas strategy, together with other key investments, has enabled NDPR to transition into a fully integrated independent Nigerian operating company, allowing the full potential of Ogbele Field to be realized.
“NDPR remains proudly committed to global gas flare reduction measures. By minimizing the carbon footprint of our activities on the environment, we are helping to preserve the environment for generations to come.
“On behalf of the NDEP board, thank you to our staff, shareholders, and stakeholders for making the 50BScf gas milestone possible.”
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