Enageed Resource has issued tenders for the installation of oil tanks and an early production facility on its Oki-Oziengbe area.
The unitised area lies within Enageed’s OML 148 and Nigerian Petroleum Development Co.’s (NPDC) OML 111. Enageed was appointed operator in 2016 but progress was slow owing to problems on the Trans Forcados export route. Trans Forcados was halted in February 2016 and resumed only in mid-2017, as a result of a number of sabotage incidents.
Setting out its requirements in two tenders, Sahara Group’s Enageed said technical bids were due in by March 4.
The first tender covers engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) for two oil tanks, each capable of holding 10,000 barrels of crude. These must be delivered in accordance with IOS standards from the American Petroleum Institute (API), it said, and company specifications.
The second covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) work on a 10,000 barrel per day early production facility, with a lease for a 5,000 bpd facility on a short-term basis.
Work on the production facility should start in the second quarter of this year, Enageed said. As of 2018, the field was estimated to hold 36 million barrels of oil and 97 billion cubic feet (2.75 billion cubic metres) of gas.
Full details for both tenders are available to pre-qualified suppliers, which will receive invitations to technical tender by March 4. The company noted the importance of Nigerian content in providers of services. Once technical details have been reviewed, approved contractors will be requested to provide commercial tenders.
The company began producing through the Oziengbe flow station in August 2017, running at around 4,000 bpd from one well. Enageed built a 4.5 km pipeline and berthing facility near Koko, on the Ossiomo River. This was to provide an alternative export route to Trans Forcados.
The flow station is managed by another Sahara unit, Asharami Energy, Enageed’s parent.