Nedogas JV inaugurates 300MMscfd Kwale gas gathering plant

Nedo gas gathering plant

Nedogas Development Company Limited (NDCL), said it has successfully completed the construction and technical inauguration of a 300 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) capacity Kwale Gas Gathering (KGG) and injection facility.

NDCL is a Joint Venture company between Xenergi Limited and NCDMB Capacity Development Intervention Company.

The KGG, located in Umusam Community, near Kwale in Delta State, is being developed, in collaborative partnership with the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC).

NDCL said in a statement that the gas facility is designed to handle stranded gas resources in Nigeria’s OML56 oil province. It provides opportunity for independent operators in the area to monetize natural gas from their fields through 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 inaugurated 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.

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 OML 56 producer cluster.

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 and positions it as a full-fledged gas-gathering hub with single point injection of up to 300 MMscfd of gas into the OB3 via the KGG tie-in.

This project also provides opportunities to address gas flaring within its captive areas with positive impact on health and the environment.

Completion of project

The Managing Director, NDCL, Debo Fagbami explained that with the completion of the KGG facility, the proof-of-concept to readily monetize gas has now been established to the extent of eradicating the pain of seeing an invaluable resource being wasted.

The Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, expressed delight over the completion of another project under the series of projects being catalysed by the Board to realise the Federal Government’s Decade of Gas initiative.

He said: “Our partnership with NDCL to complete the Nedo Gas Plant and construct the KGG hub represents another important achievement in our 10-year Strategic Roadmap to utilise local resources, develop in-country capacities, and create job opportunities in line with the mandate of the Board.”

This project also provides opportunities to address gas flaring within its captive areas with positive impact on health and the environment.

Natural gas remains a relatively clean fossil fuel and represents a viable transition to renewable energy, which plays a pivotal role in powering the growth of developing economies like Nigeria.

The KGG facility will also create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs for indigenes of the host and nearby communities.

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