Flaring Down Projects

In the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, NAOC is committed mainly to reducing gas flaring.

According to the World Bank, annual flaring and venting gas amounts to around 150 billion m3, which is equivalent to 30% of the EU's consumption of natural gas. NAOC is playing an important role and has the objective of reaching zero routine gas flared by 2020.

With the completion of activities : "Idu Phase 2 Works Completion & Flaring Down" in 2012, "Ogbainbiri Flow Station Upgrading" in the 2013 and continued Akri production optimization in 2014, there has been a further reduction by the end of 2014 of gas sent to flare which has allowed a decrease up to 88,6% of the volumes burnt in 2007. In 2016, the flared gas at NAOC was 4.5% of the gas produced, meaning that 95.5% was used towards generating electricity, supplying the petrol-chemical plant at Eleme, supplying the Bonny liquefaction plant, and in injection into the field. Further important initiatives to reduce flaring are underway to recover the flaring gas from the low and low/low pressure stages, starting from Kwale Gas Plant in 2017 and further similar projects in the following years.

 

Flaring Down Projects
  
    
Flaring Down Projects

Disclaimer note:
Potential flared gas reduction (% of Total) was calculated considering Total Gas Produced from Jan. to Dec. 2016


Last updated on 13/02/17