Pan Ocean deepens Nigeria’s oil and gas infrastructure, completes 3 key projects
Pan Ocean Oil Corporation (Nigeria) Ltd. says its powerline system projects will minimise vandalism and mitigate the loss of revenue to the Federal Government and oil and gas companies operating in the northern fringe of the Niger Delta.
Mr Collins Akinkugbe, its General Manager, OML 147 Asset, said in a statement on Monday in Lagos that the pipeline was installed using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) method to ensure minimal ecological and environmental disruption during construction and operation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pan Ocean is the contractor in OML 147 in Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Akinkugbe said those projects were set to significantly boost infrastructure in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.
Akinkugbe said the Amukpe-Escravos Pipeline, a 67-kilometer X 20 inch, was a low-risk underground pipeline that would evacuate crude oil from Amukpe to Escravos Export Terminal.
The general manager said that the pipeline system had the capacity to deliver 160,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).
Akinkugbe stressed that the pipeline was installed using Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) method to ensure minimal ecological and environmental disruption during construction and operation.
He that it is the longest of its kind in Africa.
“The Ovade-Ogharefe Gas Processing Plant will supply lean gas to the NIPP Power Plant located at Ihobbor, Edo State and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to households across Nigeria.
“It has a processing capacity of 200mmscf/d, and is equipped with 29 storage tanks built to store approximately 194,400 gallons of Propane and 244,640 gallons of Propane/Butane mix (LPG).
“The third project, OML 147 Early Production Facility at Owa-Alidinma is expected to process 11,000 barrels of crude oil and 90 million standard cubic feet of gas daily when fully operational.
“With the support of our joint venture, financial and technical partners, our team delivered these world-class projects safely and with the highest consideration for environmental impact,” said Akinkugbe.
He said the company was set to deliver infrastructure that would bring operators in the northern fringe of the Niger Delta closer to zero gas flare.
According to him, it will also ensure monetization and commercialisation of gas resources and stability of revenue from the location of the Amukpe-Escravos pipeline while it improves power supply and the attainment of the national gas plan.
“The three projects establish Pan Ocean as a fully integrated energy, oil and gas industry player and will enable the company serve a more diverse clientele drawn from the manufacturing industry, power sector, households and other segments of the economy.
“In particular, the full commencement of the Amukpe-Escravos Pipeline positions Pan Ocean is a major player in the international oil and gas logistics business.
“The projects are relevant to the communities where they are sited as they provide a platform for socio-economic empowerment of the people and communities.
“The successful completion of these projects demonstrates Pan Ocean’s resilience in the face of diverse challenges in the operating environment.
“We persisted despite the many obstacles encountered because we believed we could deliver these projects.
“These are key growth projects, not just for Pan Ocean and the communities in which we operate, but also the Nigerian economy,” said Akinkugbe.
According to him, the technical start-up and unveiling of three newly completed milestone projects of operator of the NNPC/Pan Ocean Joint Venture is slated for June.
The projects are the Amukpe-Escravos Pipeline Project (AEPP), Ovade-Ogharefe Gas Processing Plant Phases I & II and OML 147 Early Production Facility at Owa-Alidinma.