‘Amukpe-Escravos pipeline provides the most secured crude oil export route in Nigeria now’

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FELIX AMIEYEOFORI is the executive consultant, operations, Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Nigeria Limited. In this interview with FRANK UZUEGBUNAM, Amieyeofori talks about Pan Ocean’s triple mega energy infrastructure projects slated for unveiling in June, amongst other issues. Excerpts:

Can you give us the update on Pan Ocean triple mega infrastructure projects ready for unveiling?      

As you said, these are mega projects that will change the landscape of the oil, gas and energy space in the country and even at international platforms.

First, the Amukpe-Escravos pipeline, a 160,000 bpd, 67-km 20-inch horizontal directional drilling (HDD) export line, is first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.  With a burial depth of 45 -150ft, this is the most secured export route in the country.

Second, the 200 MMscfd gas processing plant with LPG/Propane modules, is a game changer also in the energy space as we are positioned to provide gas to power Nigerian homes, offices and industries, while also supplying LPG to bridge the short fall in LPG market in Nigeria.

Finally, the production of oil and gas from OML-147 at Owa Aladima is quite significant as it is the first to be on production amongst the 2007 bid rounds.

All the three projects which will be ready for unveiling at the technical start up taking place on June 10, 2019, will contribute significantly to Nigerian industrialisation and economic growth, on the one part and empowerment of the host and impacted communities.

Non-passage of the PIB stalled a lot of investment decisions in the sector. What gave Pan Ocean the impetus to go ahead with these mega projects?

Pan Ocean has been in this business for about 46 years, since 1973, with first oil production in 1976. We are also the first Nigerian company to sign … Read More...