The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has announced plans to increase gas supply to the domestic market by an additional 600 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscf/d). The announcement was made by Mansur Sambo, NPDC Managing Director, during a facility tour of the company’s Oredo gas handling plant.
Despite current production estimated at 1 billion mmscf/d, the proposed increase will contribute to the company’s production portfolio between 2023 and 2025.
Sambo expects the company’s Oil Mining License (OML) 34 to deliver 360 mmscf/d, with OMLs 42 and 111 delivering 120 mmscf/d correspondingly. Additionally, NPDC has boosted crude oil production in OML 111 by 2,100 barrels per day (bpd) as well as 27 mmscf/d of gas. Thus, increasing cumulative production from the acreage to 10,699 bpd.
Sambo also announced drilling to be undertaken at Well 16 in OML 111. Predominantly for gas with associated crude oil, a proposal for the gas plant to be fed from the well has been initiated. The NPDC has additionally announced that the Liquified Natural Gas unit will be ready for commissioning in October.
NPDC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation with responsibility for petroleum exploration and production activities, is currently the largest supplier of natural gas to the domestic market.