23 December 2018, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt — In a bid to minimise gas flaring in the country, an indigenous energy firm, Green Energy International Limited, says its $12 million Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, plant will become operational by the second quarter of 2019.
The Green Energy LPG plant, which approval to construct, ATC, was issued by the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, in August this year, is being constructed in Ikuru Town, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It has the capacity to process 12 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
Green Energy and Lekoil Limited are the operator of Otakikpo marginal field in Nigeria’s Oil Mining Lease, OML, 11.
Chairman of Green Energy International Limited, Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe, said the ATC from DPR was granted following successful submission of the detailed engineering design for the project.
Speaking at the first stakeholders’ interactive luncheon in Port Harcourt, Adegbulugbe disclosed that the project, when completed, would ensure steady power supply to its host communities and environs.
“The project is strategically designed by the company to ensure zero-gas flaring in the Niger Delta, under our Small Scale Gas Utilisation Programme, SSGUP.
“The project would guarantee the host communities of the uninterrupted power supply through the company’s gas-to-power project, with six megawatts gas generators already on site for installation.
“We have secured a 15-megawatt power generation licence from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, and efforts are being made to increase the power generation to 40 megawatts,” he said.
Adegbulugbe also explained that the firm has completed a 3D seismic campaign to understand the oil field more, with a view to drilling more wells, while an onshore export terminal has being proposed to be established by the year 2020.
The Green Energy boss stated that the company which commenced oil exploration in Rivers State since 2015, was currently producing 6,000 barrels per day, adding that the company plans to increase production to 20,000bpd in the nearest future.
He added that over N3billion has been spent on local content and commended the traditional rulers, chiefs, and people of the host communities for their support and cooperation with the company in achieving tremendous progress.
“This is a proof that our unique programme of taking the host communities as partners in our development effort was not misplaced.
“Green Energy International Limited and our technical partner, Lekoil, have patronised local community contractors since inception with over N3billion worth of procurement contracts, which have contributed to the economic development of the people.
“Most of our skilled and unskilled personnel are drawn from the host communities and the Niger Delta region at large.”