Oando has signed two Gas Supply Agreements (GSA) with the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (NLNG) for the renewal of gas supply for the existing Trains 1-3 for a term of 10 years and for gas supply for the impending Train 7 for a term of 20 years.
The NLNG GSAs were signed by Mr. Tony Attah, Managing Director, NLNG; Mr. Massimiliano Bertona, General Manager Commercial & Negotiations, NAOC, representing Managing Director of NAOC; Alhaji Mansur Sambo, Managing Director, NPDC and Wale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando PLC and the event was chaired by Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, Group Managing Director, NNPC.
In a statement from the company to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Oando said, under the terms of the current agreement the NAOC Joint Venture (JV) made up of NNPC/NAOC/Oando has a total supply obligation of 850MMScf for Trains 1–6. The JV is specifically responsible for supplying a Daily Contract Quantity (DCQ) of 344.6MMscf/d for Trains 1-3 and 505MMscf/d for Trains 4-6, making the NAOC JV the second largest gas supplier to NLNG.
The first GSA is a renewal of the gas supply terms for Trains 1-3. “In addition to the JVs current supply to trains 1-6 and under the terms of the second agreement the JV will be responsible for supplying a DCQ of 294.7MMScf/d for Train 7. Train 7 is expected to come on stream in 2024, and will bring the JV’s total supply obligation to 1.1Bcf. The execution of these agreements also effectively monetizes ca. 3.3Tcf of gas for the NAOC JV of which 666Bcf will be net to Oando.”
Mr. Wale Tinubu said: “We are particularly pleased to be the only indigenous company party to the NLNG supply agreement, testament to the potential of local players. The NLNG vehicle will support the Federal government’s efforts to grow reserves, boost the country’s gas footprint and market share in the global LNG market and in-turn positively develop the Nigerian economy – a goal that we are aligned with and have always wholly endorsed.
“The signing of these two agreements confirms and consolidates our long-term partnership with NLNG; furthermore it is a validation of NLNG’s confidence in our operational track record. The execution of the GSA is another positive stride in our journey to becoming the leading independent exploration and production company.”
By Chibisi Ohakah