TotalEnergies launches Ubeta gas field for LNG liquefaction plant 

TotalEnergies, operator of OML 58 onshore license in Nigeria with a 40 per cent interest, together with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Ltd (NNPCL) 60 per cent have taken the Final Investment Decision (FID) for the development of the Ubeta gas field.

The field located about 80 km northwest of Port Harcourt in Rivers state, the OML 58 license contains two fields currently in production, the Obagi oil field and the Ibewa gas and condensate field. 

The company said that the OML58 gas production is processed in the Obite treatment center and supplied to both the Nigerian domestic gas market and to Nigeria LNG (NLNG) plant.

The company stated that production start-up is expected in 2027, with a plateau of 300 million cubic feet per day (about 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day including condensates), adding that Gas from Ubeta will be supplied to NLNG, a liquefaction plant located in Bonny Island with an on-going capacity expansion from 22 to 30 Mtpa, in which TotalEnergies holds a 15 per cent interest.

Ubeta is a low-emission and low-cost development, leveraging on OML58 existing gas processing facilities. The carbon intensity of the project will be further reduced through a 5 MW solar plant currently under construction at the Obite site and the electrification of the drilling rig.

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