The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC) stated today that the Oredo Gas Plant will be shut down effective Monday March 25, 2013 for a period of two weeks for necessary hook up works that will enable an increase in wet gas handling capacity from the current 65 Million Standard Cubic Feet per day (MMscfd) to 100MMscfd. The plant is expected to come back on stream by April 04, 2013.
NPDC, a subsidiary of NNPC has its Oredo Gas Plant located at OML 111, Ologbo near Benin City. The Gas Plant is in operation and delivering 65MMscfd of natural gas to Nigeria domestic market. Hydrocarbon introduction into the facility commenced in November 24, 2012 and the plant has since been delivering 65MMscfd to the nations’ gas grid. The Gas plant was officially commissioned by the Honourable Minster of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke on Thursday, 17th January, 2013.
During the commissioning, the Minister tasked NPDC Management to accelerate works to increase the capacity delivered to the domestic market from 65MMSCFD to 100MMSCFD by the end of the first quarter, 2013. NPDC consequently braced up to the challenge and is now ready to perform hook-up works on the plant to meet the set target.
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 pipeline spec gas and 330 tonnes per day of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).