Wabote Delighted with Commissioning of Kwale Gas Gathering Facility

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………says it is in line with Buhari Gas Plan

The executive secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote has expressed delight over the successful completion and commissioning of the 300mmscfd Kwale Gas Gathering (KGG) facility, describing the project as falling in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s gas plan.

The KGG facility is collaboration by Nedogas Development Company Limited (NDCL), a joint venture company between Xenergi Limited and NCDMB, in partnership with the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

Engr. Wabote described the projection as another project under the series of projects being catalysed by the Board to realise the Decade of Gas initiative of the federal government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The KGG Facility is designed to handle stranded gas resources in Nigeria’s OML56 oil province by providing the opportunity for independent operators in the area to monetize natural gas from their fields through the gas gathering, compression, injection and metering infrastructure of the KGG for quick access to market.

The KGG hub, which has been tied-in to the NGC-owned and operated 48 inch OB-3 gas trunk line, is now fully commissioned with an initial 30mmscfd of pipeline quality gas currently being injected into it from the Nedogas Plant located 3km away in Energia’s Ebendo field. Injected gas volumes are gradually being ramped up.

Engr. Wabote said this project represents a significant milestone in Nigeria’s decade of gas as well as a major achievement in the quest to provide gas into the OB3 trunk line and monetize natural gas resources from the OML56 producer cluster.

He explained that with the successful injection of gas from the Energia-operated Ebendo field into the OB3, the KGG Facility is now poised to receive additional gas from nearby fields including those operated by First Hydrocarbon Nigeria (FHN), Pillar Oil, Chorus Energy and Midwestern Oil & Gas.

The ideas, he stressed further is to position KGG as a fully-fledged gas-gathering facility and hub with single point injection of up to 300 MMscfd of gas into the OB3 via the KGG tie-in.

Prior to now, NDCL’s precursor, Xenergi Limited, developed a novel approach to providing cleaner energy sources which resulted in the birth of Nigeria’s first inland integrated power, propane and LPG modular plant in partnership with Energia, sited in Ebendo in Delta State, Nigeria.

The Nedogas Plant, produces high quality LPG and propane and has the capacity to process up to 25mmscfd (twenty-five million standard cubic feet per day) of associated natural gas, which is currently being expanded to 60 MMSCFD.

By Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja

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