Seplat Energy completes ANOH gas plant

Seplat Energy PLC, an independent energy company in Nigeria, has announced the completion of its ANOH gas plant.

Seplat Energy, in a release on Wednesday, disclosed that the ANOH gas plant installation works reached mechanical completion December 29, 2023, in line with its revised timetable.

The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Emeka Onwuka, said “This milestone has been achieved without a single recordable Lost Time Incident (LTI) across 11 million man-hours,” saying that it was a testament to the focus of the whole team on safe and secure operations.

The ANOH Gas Processing Company, an incorporated joint venture between Seplat Energy and NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company Ltd, is delivering the ANOH gas plant with a Phase One processing capacity of 300mmscfd.

The PUNCH learnt that upon commencement of operations, the plant would deliver dry gas, condensate, and LPG, otherwise known as cooking gas, to customers.

While the dry gas and the cooking gas would be sold domestically to Nigerians, Seplat Energy disclosed that the condensates would be sold to the international market.

“It is envisaged that AGPC will sell the gas and LPG domestically, and the condensates to the international market,” Onwuka said in a statement.

The statement read further, “The other key steps to first gas, as outlined in the Company’s Interim Results announcement, were the drilling and hook-up of the Upstream wells and completion of essential third-party infrastructure: the OB3 pipeline river crossing and Spur Line connecting OB3 to the gas plant.

“Completion of the third well (ASSN-05) was previously announced and the fourth and final well (ASSN-06) planned ahead of first gas has also now been completed by the upstream unit operator, SPDC.

“We now look forward to the completion of the necessary plant pre-commissioning activities and essential third-party infrastructure which will enable commissioning of the gas plant and commencement of operations.”

The Chief Executive Officer of Seplat Energy, Roger Brown, was quoted as having said, “ANOH is an important strategic project for Seplat. It will roughly double our gas production, and we are focused on the path to the first gas.’’