A total of 7 flow stations with a combined capacity of 345,000 barrels of liquid per day are present under the license. Currently the Batan and Odidi Flow Stations are operational, Jones Creek is currently undergoing revamp for July 2015 commissioning, while Egwa will be reopened in early 2016. The liquids are exported to Forcados Terminal via the Keremo manifold. A gas Central Processing Facility (CPF) in Odidi is also currently being revamped to deliver up to 80 mmscfd to Escravos-Lagos gas pipeline (ELPS) by the 4th quarter of 2015. Further gas development plans will increase gas supply to 500 mmscfd by 2019.
Infrastructure and support facilities in OML 42 include flow stations at the Jones Creek; Egwa; 2 sites in Odidi and a 30,000 bopd station at Batan (please refer to table below for details). Flow stations and other facilities in OML 42 have been forcefully closed since February 2006 due to the locals’ hostilities.
However, the OML 42 JV seeks to re-enter these facilities to carry out refurbishments and upgrading in order to ensure efficient production from the fields. The capital expenditure for these improvements is estimated at over USD800 million.
The flow stations were installed between 1969-1974 (and mostly upgraded in 2002) and were operational up until 2006 (Rapele: 1996) when they were shut-in due to local hostilities. Batan and Odidi flow Stations are in production today. Jones Creek Compressor Station was added in 1990 to export excess produced gas to the Escravos-Lagos gas pipeline. The remaining Booster Stations and the Odidi CPF were all added as part of a gas gathering project in 2001-2003 aimed at reducing flaring. Produced gas streams from Odidi 1, Egwa 1, Egwa 2 and Batan Booster Stations are routed to the Odidi CPF for de-hydration, dew-pointing and further compression then exported to the Escravos-Lagos gas pipeline. The Odidi CPF and Booster Stations were shut-in along with their respective Flow Stations in 2006.
The Jones Creek (40,000 bopd) and Egwa (20,000 bopd) flow stations will be reopened in 2015 and 2016 respectively. In addition to reopening all the shut-in well, the OML-42 development plan includes drilling additional 60-70 new wells and workover of several identified candidates for increased production. OML-42 projected production is about 150,000 bopd in 2017. Beyond that, the JV is looking at secondary recovery and enhanced oil recovery projects in the next 3-5 years to further drive production beyond 200,000 bopd.