Shell took the final investment decision (FID) on the Gbaran Phase 2A and 2B projects in June 2013 and on the Bonny Non-associated Gas Minor Reservoir Development (MRD) and Soku Compression projects in 2011.
These projects develop gas and build infrastructure to ensure continued gas supply to the Nigeria LNG plant and a power plant at Gbarain, both in the Niger Delta.
Gbaran Phase 2A
The Gbaran Phase 2A project has enabled the development of 1.3 trillion standard cubic feet of non-associated gas to sustain gas supply to the NLNG plant at Bonny via the Gbaran Ubie central processing facility (CPF) in the Niger Delta. It builds on facilities completed under the Gbaran Ubie Phase 1 project in June 2010.
Gas from 10 new gas wells in the Gbaran, Koroama and Epu fields were successfully brought online over the course of 2017.
The surface facilities include 40km of pipelines and interfield cabling that connect the remote gas manifolds and to the CPF in Gbaran.
Gbaran Phase 2B
The Gbaran Phase 2B project utilises unused capacity at Soku gas plant and develops 1.5 trillion standard cubic feet of non-associated gas for the NLNG plant.
The new development has achieved production from six new non-associated gas wells in the Kolo Creek field which is piped to the Soku gas plant through a new 40km pipeline.
Soku Compression Project
The Soku Compression Project came onstream in 2015 and is targeted to recover an additional 1 trillion standard cubic feet of non-associated gas from reservoirs with declining pressures.