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NNPC to boost domestic gas supply

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced to boost domestic gas supply by developing 4.3 tcf Assa North/Ohaji South Fields (ANOH) in OML 21, operated by NNPC and joint venture partners including Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Total Exploration and Production Nigeria (TEPNG) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC)

Ndu Ughamadu, group general manager, group public affairs division at NNPC, said that the project, when fully developed, is set to add about 600mn scf of gas per day to the national gas grid with a capacity to expand to 1.2 bcf per day.

Dr Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the NNPC, described the ANOH project as a critical gas supply hub in Nigeria’s burgeoning gas-infrastructure network designed to provide the linkage between the eastern, western and northern gas pipeline system.

Dr Baru further added that the successful completion of the multi-faceted project, which is an integral part of the 7-Critical Gas Development Projects, would be dependent on a number of critical success factors and enablers which include synergy and teamwork between NNPC and all the important stakeholders.

He said that NNPC and its JV partners have worked on all the issues and have developed a sustainable strategy to develop the considerable gas resources in Assa North-Ohaji South Fields.

NNPC aims to continue to leverage on available expertise and capital from its global outreach to accelerate and deliver on first gas from the project between the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.