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NNPC, Partners to Rake in over $760million Revenue from OML 130 Gas Supply Agreements

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Left: Managing Director of SAPETRO, Mr Toyin Adenuga, MD TEPNG, Mr Mike Sangstar, GMD NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, Rep of CNOOC Mr. Yuguang Pan and MD Prime 130 Limited, Mr. Emeka Phil Ebasie, at the execution of OML 130 Gas Supply Agreements

By Olushola Okunlade

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its partners in the Oil Mining Lease (OML 130) Production Sharing Agreements (PSA) and Production Sharing Contract (PSC) are set to earn over $760m from fresh Gas Supply Purchase Agreements (GSPAs) and Gas Entitlement Agreement (GEA) executed Thursday at the NNPC Towers.

The agreements which are part of the Corporation’s gas commercialization programme involve Total Exploration and Production Nigeria (TEPNG), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), South Atlantic Petroleum Nigeria Limited (SAPETRO) and Prime 130 Limited.

The sale structure under which the agreements were executed is designed to provide a clear delineation for the allocation of the gas sale proceeds to all the participating parties, including midstream handling and transportation.

“This a very proud moment for all of us. I understand all the delays, they are completely unavoidable. It is desirable for us to have full alignment of all parties before we proceed. The end result is that there would be clarity around our relationship and we would be unlocking resources that have been on the table for many years. We now have a clear line of sight around gas revenue of up to $250million dollars, and also another $510 million dollars that is applicable to the rest of us,” Mallam Kyari enthused.

He noted that apart from the revenue boost, the agreements have also opened up an opportunity to have the dispute settlement agreement for the OML 130 PSC and ultimately to have a renewed production sharing contract which would now guide the relationship going forward.

Left-Right: Managing Director of SAPETRO, Mr Toyin Adenuga, MD TEPNG, Mr Mike Sangstar, GMD NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, Rep of CNOOC Mr. Yuguang Pan and MD Prime 130 Limited, Mr. Emeka Phil Ebasie, at the execution of OML 130 Gas Supply Agreements.

On the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill, the GMD assured the parties that the fiscal terms proposed in the oil reform legislation remain some of the most attractive in the global oil and gas industry, noting that investors have no cause to worry.

In his response, Mr. Mike Sangster, Managing Director of TEPNG, expressed delight at the signing of the agreements, adding that the parties were committed to the terms of the agreements.
He commended the GMD and the NNPC for their vigorous pursuit of the aspiration of the decade of gas programme of the Federal Government.

OML 130 is a deepwater block located 130kilometres offshore Niger Delta at water depths of well over 1000metres. The block contains the producing Akpo and Egina fields and Preowei discovery.
The asset originally known as Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 246 was awarded in 1998 to SAPETRO and was later converted to OML 130 in February 2005 after commercial discovery of oil in Akpo and Egina in 2000 and 2003 respectively.

At conversion, the Federal Government, represented by NNPC, exercised its rights as concessionaire of the block in April 2005 whereby it entered into a PSC with SAPETRO as contractor and TUPNI as operator for 50% of the interest in OML 130 PSC and a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) between TUPNI, SAPETRO and PRIME 130 for the other 50% interest in the OML 130 block.

In April 2006, SAPETRO farmed-out 90% of its Contractor interest in the OML 130 PSC to CNOOC.
The remaining reserves on the block are estimated at One billion barrels of liquids and over 1.2trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

Gas from the block was transported and sold to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) via the Akpo-Amenam Gas Pipeline and was funded in kind by the PSC under the Gas Utilization Agreements (GUAs) for a consideration of 1TCF of gas which was achieved in July 2018, thus terminating the GUA.
It was projected that the parties would agree on the post- 1TCF regime for the monetization of the gas upon the expiration of the GUA. However due to underlying disputes on the PSC and other reasons, the post-1TCF regime was never agreed upon.
The new agreements offer the gas sales framework for the 100% volume under the PSC and the PSA.

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Fuel Supply: Do Not Panic, NNPC Urged

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FUEL SUPPLY: PLEASE DO NOT PANIC

FUEL SUPPLY: PLEASE DO NOT PANIC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited has called on motorists to avoid engaging in panic buying of petroleum products assuring that there is enough stock to serve the country all through the festive season and beyond.

NNPC made this known in a statement issued by Garba Deen Muhammad, its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division on Monday.

The clarification may not be unconnected to the growing queues in various filling stations in parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) following speculations of the possible scarcity of products as the yuletide season is fast approaching.

The general public is hereby advised not to engage in panic buying Premium Motor Spirit, more commonly known as petrol.

The NNPC has over 1.7 billion litres of petrol in stock and more product is expected to arrive in the country daily over the coming weeks and months.

It is, therefore, unnecessary to entertain any fear of scarcity of petrol throughout the festive season and beyond.

The NNPC is also not aware of any plan by the government to cause an increase in the pump price of petroleum. The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has made that declaration last week.

In view of these assurances, therefore, the NNPC is advising motorists and other consumers of petrol to maintain their regular pattern of the purchase of petrol without getting into a panic situation that may send the wrong signals around the country.

The NNPC is also engaging all stakeholders to ensure the smooth supply and distribution of products to every part of the country during the festive season and beyond.

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Mele Kyari Has Transformed NNPC, Says PPRAC

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Mele Kyari Has Transformed NNPC, Says PPRAC

…As GMD Wins 2020 Zik Leadership Award
 
The Group Managing Director/CEO of NNPC Ltd, Mallam Mele Kyari has been commended for transforming the fortunes of the NNPC from a position of loss-making into a profit-making venture.
 
The Public Policy Research & Analysis Centre (PPRAC) gave this commendation while conferring its “2020 Zik Prize for Public Service Leadership’’ on the GMD, at the Eko Hotel, Lagos, at the weekend.
 
At a well-attended event also witnessed by the Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero; Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), and several other dignitaries, Kyari received the latest recognition from the Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
 
Speaking on behalf of the Centre, Chief Mac Wabara said Mallam Kyari was recognized following his distinguished leadership role and sterling achievements in the NNPC, which are all evident through the various reforms he instituted at the Corporation through transparency and accountability.
 
He said: “Mele Kyari continues to seamlessly transform the operations of NNPC, including deepening domestic gas utilization, rehabilitation of the nation’s refineries, and public disclosure of NNPC accounts, the first in NNPC’s 44 years of existence.”
 
He added that Kyari’s greatest achievement, no doubt, was turning around the fortunes of the NNPC, from a loss of position, into a profit-making entity.
 
“Under Kyari’s watch at the NNPC, the company declared a profit after tax of N287bn in 2020 after losses were reduced from N803bn in 2018 to N1.7bn in 2019. This is unprecedented in the history of the NNPC,” Wabara stated.
 
He further explained that Mallam Mele Kyari also consistently played a huge role in the enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), stressing that with the coming of the legislation, the NNPC is now well-positioned to operate efficiently, like its global peers.
 
Responding, Mallam Kyari said in the last two years, the NNPC has automated its processes and systems; reduced its costs of operations, and focused on delivering value to Nigerians, in line with his Management vision of Transparency, Accountability & Performance Excellence (TAPE).
 
He added that the enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) has placed a huge responsibility on the NNPC to do things differently and be much more accountable to its shareholders, the over 200 million Nigerians.
 
He said the Zik Leadership award will spur him and his Management team to work harder towards becoming an International National Oil Company that is at par with its global peers.
 
Other recipients of the prestigious Zik Leadership Award include the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule; former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim; Minister of State for Health, Senator Olorunimbe Mamora; Director-General and CEO of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamo and MD/CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji.
 
Established in 1994 by the PPRAC and now in its 26th edition, the Zik Prize in Leadership is aimed at highlighting Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe’s legacy of patriotic fervor and nationalist vision.
 

Mele Kyari Has Transformed NNPC, Says PPRAC
Mallam Mele Kyari, GMD/CEO NNPC.

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Seplat Energy’s Subsidiary, Westport Oil Raises $50m Offtake Facility

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Seplat Energy’s subsidiary, Westport Oil raises $50m offtake facility

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Seplat Energy Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Exchange Limited.

The London Stock Exchange has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Westport Oil Limited, has successfully raised a US$50 million offtake linked reserved based lending facility due April 2027.

In a note at the Nigerian Exchange, Seplat said the offtake facility is subordinated to the US$110 million senior reserve based lending facility.

“The offtake facility carries initial interest of Libor + 10.5% payable semi-annually and is scheduled to commence repayment from March 2023,” the note said.

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