Port Harcourt — ANOH Gas Processing Company Limited, AGPC, has said that its gas plant in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, when completed would process 300million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
ANOH, which is an acronym for Assa North-Ohaji South gas field, is a gas processing firm owned by Seplat Plc and the Nigerian Gas Company, NGC a subsidiary of NNPC, in a 50-50 partnership stake.
Assa North-Ohaji South field located within OML21 operated by SPDC JV and OML53 operated by Seplat JV, is expected to contain gas reserves of 4.3trillion cubic feet in addition to 215million barrels of condensate.
Speaking, the Managing Director of AGPC, Mr Okechukwu Mbah, said the objective of the company was for the development of Assa North-Ohaji South gas project, by Seplat and NGC, two companies committed to domestic gas development.
Mbah at an event in Port Harcourt, said the company was working to deliver a gas processing plant that will commercialize 50percent of the gas in Assa North-Ohaji South gas field.
He said, “ANOH gas project fits into the Federal Government’s declaration of the year 2020 -2030 as the decade of gas, to lead an industrial gas revolution for the economy.
“The capacity of the plant we are building is 300millionscf per day gas plant.
“Putting in an additional 300millionscf into the domestic gas market, makes that important resource available on a larger scale with all the multiplier effect that comes with that.
“We are well underway with the project by the end of this year, you will see physical gas plants sitting at our location and we will be working to commission it.”
Mbah also disclosed that AGPC has committed the sum of $10million to develop the capacity of Nigerians in the oil and gas sector, by completing the Centre For Skills Development and Training in Port Harcourt.
“As part of the gas project, we made a commitment to NCDMB to invest in the capacity development initiative. We made a commitment of up to $10million as investment in capacity development initiative.
“As you know, the oil industry is a specialised industry where we need trained and properly skilled professionals to work, because of the very high HSE requirements by industries.
“The AGPC CDI project comes under that commitment that we made and we are delighted that we are at the point where the project is now kicking off.”