Engineering services firm Penspen has been awarded a contract from Sirius Group to conduct an engineering study for the monetisation of gas reserves from oilfields offshore Niger Delta.
A key element of the agreement is the development of gas reserves of the OML-122 field, located in the offshore Niger Delta, 40km from the coastline of southern Nigeria.
The study includes an evaluation of the OML-122 field development, subsea gas pipeline and onshore central processing facility to determine the extent of new pipeline and facilities required, and quantify the overall investment required for the project.
The work is planned to include workshops in Nigeria to cover the screening of options, as well as decision and risk analysis.
The study is being conducted as part of Project Dawn, a three year development project worth $1.2billion that includes the construction of a pipeline network to deliver natural gas to the Escravos – Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS), which was designed and constructed under the supervision of Penspen more than two decades ago.
The gas from Project Dawn will feed power plants and different industrial applications in Nigeria.
Project Dawn is expected to introduce 250mmscf/d of natural gas under the Gas Sale and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) between Sirius Oilfield Support Services Ltd and Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) a Subsidiary of NNPC.
Chief executive Peter O’Sullivan, said: “I am confident our team’s reputation and experience in conducting similar engineering studies worldwide will benefit and deliver value in developing infrastructure for Nigeria’s gas network.”