In response to the high demand for Natural Gas and to meet Federal Government aspiration to boost power generation in the country, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) on the 24th of November, 2012 commenced delivery of 65 million standard cubic feet per day (65 MMSCFD) of gas into the domestic market from Oredo field in OML 111. The 65 MMSCFD is capable of generating about 260 megawatts of electricity.
The Oredo Integrated Gas Handling Facility (IGHF) project is currently being executed by an indigenous contractor, Network Oil & Gas Company Limited. The overall project completion is about 65% and is expected to be ready for commissioning in 2013. The GHF is located in Oredo Field (OML 111) approximately 35 kilometers south of Benin City in Edo State.
The Oredo gas project is a 100MMSCFD capacity gas plant with fractionation and LPG dispensing units. When the plant is completed by the third quarter of 2013, it will produce 100MMSCFD Lean gas (West African Gas Pipeline specification) and 330 tons per day of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). This will no doubt increase power generation and LPG utilization in the country, which will reduce firewood and kerosene consumption thereby contributing to a cleaner environment.
In addition to the existing Gas Handling Facility, NPDC has commenced another project which will deliver 100 MMSCFD of raw gas to PanOcean Oil Corporation to utilize its spare capacity available in the Ovade Ogharefe gas plant. With these projects, gas flaring at NPDC Oredo fields will be eliminated in line with the flare out directives of the Federal Government.
The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) is the Exploration and Production subsidiary Company of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The company currently produces about 130,000 Barrels of Oil per day (BOPD) and 400 MMSCFD of gas from its various operated assets.