SPDC to rehabilitate 45,000-barrel per day Ogbotobo Flowstation in Western Niger Delta
Jul 15, 2013
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) operated Joint Venture has taken a key step towards rehabilitating the Ogbotobo Flowstation in Western Niger Delta through the award of a contract for reviving the power system of the facility.
Operations at the flowstation were suspended in the security crisis in 2006, and SPDC plans to restart the facility to support resumption of oil production from the entire Ogbotobo field. Ogbotobo Flowstation, with a capacity of 45,000 barrels of oil per day was producing about 10,000 barrels when it was shut down.
The contract was awarded to an indigenous firm, LEE Engineering and Construction Nigeria Limited, and covers replacement of the station’s power generation and distribution system. It is planned to resume operations at Ogbotogbo Flowstation once the power system is up and running.
“This is a major step toward fulfilling our aspiration to re-enter fields that we left in the West in 2006 due to insecurity,” said General Manager, Operated Onshore and Shallow Offshore Projects, Toyin Olagunju, at the contract signing ceremony on July 5. “A significant aspect of the contract is that it is being executed by an indigenous contractor thus promoting SPDC efforts to grow Nigerian capacity in the oil and gas sector. We will support the contractor to deliver the project on schedule in a safe and secure manner.”
Chairman of LEE Engineering, Dr. Leemon Ikpea said: “I thank SPDC for the opportunity to be a part of their production delivery goal. As our practice, LEE Engineering will strive to work safely in the delivery of the project.”