The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) Joint Venture will raise gas production in Nigeria by “some 10 million standard cubic feet of non-associated gas per day (MMscf/d)”.
Shell is producing more gas from Agbada field in the Eastern Niger Delta to support Federal Government’s aspiration of increasing domestic gas production for manufacturing and power generation.
In a statement signed by Precious Okolobo, corporate media relations manager , Shell said “Some 10 million standard cubic feet of non-associated gas per day (MMscf/d) was produced from the Agbada Early Gas Production Facility (EGPF), into the eastern domestic gas network on March 8, 2016 and has already ramped up to 20MMscf/d of gas, with 1,500 barrels per day of oil.
The statement further revealed that Shell should go even higher to increase power generation in Nigeria.
“A peak production of 40MMscf/d is expected to be achieved, in addition to oil production of about 2,500 barrels per day. The milestone comes as SPDC JV’s Afam VI – with 650MW capacity – continues to deliver power to the national grid.”
“We’re also pleased that the project was delivered in record time – 14 months from initiation to first gas – within budget and most importantly, safely.
“We acknowledge the support of NAPIMS and other JV partners, without which the milestone would not have been possible.”
Shell says it pioneered the production and delivery of gas to domestic consumers and export markets, entering into a gas sale agreement with the Bayelsa State Government early this year.
SPDC says it would sell gas to the Bayelsa Development and Investment Corporation (BDIC) for the purpose of power supply to the Kolo Creek Gas Turbine.