Our activities in Nigeria are regulated by the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA), a series of concession contracts and a service contract whereby we act as a contractor on behalf of the state-owned company. In October 2019, just three weeks after the well was completed, we began producing gas and condensates from the discovery of Obiafu 41 in the Niger river delta. The corresponding time to market was possible only thanks to our new integrated model, which calls, on the one hand, for the various disciplines to work in parallel from as early as the exploration phase, and on the other hand, for the synergies that can be achieved with neighbouring production plants to be exploited. The discovery concerns a hydrocarbon deposit in the form of some 28 billion m3 of gas and 60 million barrels of condensate. We will allocate a significant proportion of this gas to the domestic market in order to improve the availability of electricity on a local level. Once the well ramp-up phase is complete, production levels will reach around 3 million m3 of gas and 3,000 barrels of condensate per day. We will treat the gas produced at the Ob-Ob plant - a hub operated by Eni - before it is shipped off to the Okpai plant - the first independent power plant and one of the most efficient in the country -, also operated by Eni. Development activities in 2019 concerned the increasing generation capacity of the combined cycle power plant at Okpai to achieve about 1 GW.
In January 2021, development activities of the operated OMLs 60, 61, 62 and 63 blocks (Eni’s interest 20%) concerned:
- production optimization programs with workover and drilling activities
- increasing generation capacity of the combined cycle power plant at Okpai. Natural gas production of the area will support the plant capacity. The first phase of the expansion project was completed, reaching an installed capacity of 780 MW.
Exploration activities yielded positive results in the operated OML 61 block (Eni’s interest 20%) with the Obiafu 42 gas and condensates exploration well. Development activities concerned:
production optimization programs also with work-over activities at the operated OMLs 60, 61, 62 and 63 blocks (Eni’s interest 20%)
the Kolo Creek gas field in the OML 28 block (Eni’s interest 5%)
the Forkados Yokri oil field in the OML 43 Block (Eni’s interest 5%) and at the OML 118 block (Eni’s interest 12.5%)
drilling of four oil wells in the OML 79, 35 and 36 blocks (Eni’s interest 5%) and of six gas wells in the OML 21 and 22 blocks (Eni’s interest 5%) as well as in the Assa North and Enhwe fields.