Recovery of Associated Gas for independent power generation The Kwale – Okpai Project Nigeria. Paolo LINZI Safety, Environment and Quality VP Eni E&P Division. Agenda. Background: Flaring down in Nigeria The Kwale - Okpai Project overview. Eni‘s Action Plan on Kyoto Protocol.
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Safety, Environment and Quality VP
Eni E&P Division
View of Nigerian flares as seen from the satellite
An unusual brightness in the dark of the African continent
Nigeria produces 2.3 M Bopd of oil and 6 BScf/day of associated gas.
About 45% of produced gas is presently flared.
Gas reserves in the country are estimated to be 180 Tcf
The government through fiscal incentives has opened new markets
The exportation of liquefied natural gas (N-LNG) started in 1999
NAOC Gas Configuration Land & Swamp Area
ROW GTS - 1 (N-LNG)
NAOC’s ROW (OB/OB-Brass)
SPDC’s ROW (Nun river-Kolo creek-Rumuekpe)
ROW GTS -4 (N-LNG)
Gas Line to Bonny
Gas Parallel Line
Utilization of previously flared associated gas produced in the Kwale Oil-Gas Processing plant
Approved Methodology AM0009 version 02
Recovery and utilization of gas from oil wells that would otherwise be flared
CO2 equivalent emissions from flaring of associated gas, less:
Ex post monitoring of various carbon flows across the gas recovery, processing, export, and emergency relief (flares) systems, plus any accidental releases through plant or pipeline failure
The project boundaries are the Kwale Oil-Gas Processing Plant and the pipeline inter-connector between Kwale OGPP and the IPP
A crediting period of 10 years (2006-2015) has been chosen
14.97 Miln tones CO2eq
The Clean Development Mechanism
A help for the Oil &Gas sector in the economic efforts to:
The Kwale – Okpai Project
A contribution to sustainable development. Its benefits: