Seplat Completes ANOH Gas Plant to Boost Nigerian Market

January 4, 2024
ANOH Gas Plant

By Adedapo Adesanya 

Seplat Energy Plc has announced the completion of its Assa North-Ohaji (ANOH) gas plant, with plans to boost the gas market in Nigeria.

The firm disclosed that the ANOH gas plant installation works reached mechanical completion on December 29, 2023, in line with its revised timetable.

The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Emeka Onwuka, said “This milestone has been achieved without a single recordable Lost Time Incident (LTI) across 11 million man-hours,” saying that it was a testament to the focus of the whole team on safe and secure operations.

The ANOH Gas Processing Company, an incorporated joint venture between Seplat Energy and Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Gas Infrastructure Company Limited, is delivering the ANOH gas plant with a Phase One processing capacity of 300 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd).

The firm revealed that upon commencement of operations, the plant would deliver dry gas, condensate, and LPG, otherwise known as cooking gas, to customers.

Seplat is targeting the sale of the dry gas and the cooking gas would be sold domestically to Nigerians and the condensates would be sold to the international market.

The ANOH project was started in 2021 and experienced delays due to construction overrunning as a result of poor weather and security issues. Its first gas will be pumped into the market after NNPC completes an essential pipeline – the OB3.

It is envisaged that ANOH Gas Processing Company will sell the gas and LPG domestically, and the condensates to the international market,” Mr Onwuka said in a statement.

The statement read further, “The other key steps to first gas, as outlined in the Company’s Interim Results announcement, were the drilling and hook-up of the Upstream wells and completion of essential third-party infrastructure: the OB3 pipeline river crossing and Spur Line connecting OB3 to the gas plant.

“Completion of the third well (ASSN-05) was previously announced and the fourth and final well (ASSN-06) planned ahead of the first gas has also now been completed by the upstream unit operator, SPDC.

“We now look forward to the completion of the necessary plant pre-commissioning activities and essential third-party infrastructure which will enable commissioning of the gas plant and commencement of operations.”

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Seplat Energy, Roger Brown, was quoted as having said, “ANOH is an important strategic project for Seplat. It will roughly double our gas production, and we are focused on the path to the first gas.’’

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

Leave a Reply

capital importation
Previous Story

Nigeria’s Capital Importation Shrinks in Q3 2023 as 31 States Attract Nothing

NIMC Lagos office
Next Story

NIN Issuance Rises 10.8% to 104.16 Million in 2023

Latest from Economy

Prop Trading FXCI

Prop Trading Success

In the fast-paced and competitive world of finance, the path to success in proprietary trading can often be elusive. However, by implementing a few

Don't Miss