Eni SPA has started natural gas and condensate production from the Obiafu-41 discovery, Niger Delta, just 3 weeks after well completion.
The Obiafu-41 Deep well reached 4,374 m TD, encountering gas and condensate in the deltaic sequence of Oligocene age.
The discovery contains about 28 billion cu m of gas and 60 million bbl of condensate. The gas will largely be used in Nigeria’s domestic market to feed the power sector, according to reports by OGJ.
At the end of ramp-up, production will reach about 3 million cu m/day of gas and 3,000 b/d of condensate. Gas will be processed at the Eni-operated Ob-Ob plant and sent to the 500-Mw Okpai power plant, also operated by Eni.
An upgrade underway at Okpai will double its capacity to 1 Gw. Once the upgrade is complete, Eni will generate 20percent of Nigeria’s electricity, establishing itself as the leading producer in the country.
In Nigeria, about 30percent of Eni’s gas production is supplied to the domestic market. The company plans to reduce flaring from its Nigerian operations to zero by 2025.