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Gas Flare Just 2

Deadline extended as over 700 firms jostle for 178 gas flare site in N’Delta

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The Program Manager, Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP), Mr Justice Derefaka reaffirmed that “The submission date for the NGFCP Statement of Qualification (SOQ) has been extended to Thursday, 28th February, 2019 as opposed to the initial submission date of Sunday, 20th January, 2019”.
In an interview with Business Hilights Bureau Chief in Abuja, he revealed that “As at today, over 700 plus interested parties have registered on the NGFCP portal to bid and jostle for the approximately 178 gas flare sites spread across Nigeria’s Niger Delta region”.
He explained that “Each Applicant is required to complete and submit a SOQ and pay the SOQ submission fee by 17:00 hours West Africa time on or before the SOQ submission deadline of Thursday, 28th February, 2019 in order to qualify for consideration as a Qualified Applicant (QA) and NOT a day after. Each Applicant is responsible for preparing and delivering its SOQ in the required format.
Continuing, Derefaka maintained that after the close of the submission of the SOQs’, there will be an opening ceremony for the SOQs’ after which the Proposals Evaluation Committee (PEC) duly constituted by the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources for the purpose of evaluating the SOQs presented by the Applicants to determine Qualified Applicant status and evaluating the Proposals to determine those applicants whether they have been awarded the Qualified Applicant (QA) status.
NGFCP boss added that “A list of the selected Qualified Applicants will be published on the NGFCP Portal. Only QAs will be issued the Request for Proposal (RfP) package. The PEC will carry out an evaluation of the Technical and Commercial Proposal on a strictly pass/fail basis. The Financial Proposals will be opened only for those Bidders whose Technical and Commercial Proposals have passed”.
On the other hand, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its joint venture partners has signed the Final Investment Decision on the development of the 4.3 trillion cubic feet Assa North/Ohaji South Fields in Oil Mining Lease 21.
Joint venture partners of the NNPC in this project include Shell Petroleum Development Company, Total Exploration and Production Nigeria and Nigeria Agip Oil Company.
The NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, said the project, when fully developed, would add about 600 million standard cubic feet of gas per day to the national gas grid with the capacity to expand to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day, while another 197 million stock barrel of condensate would also be realised.

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