IRVING, Texas -- Mobil Producing Nigeria has begun operations on a $1.3 billion project in Nigeria to produce and sell natural gas liquids. The East Area Natural Gas Liquids II project involves the recovery of 275 MMbbl of natural gas liquids from associated gas produced in East Area reservoirs from blocks OML 67, 68, and 70.
Major components of the project include an offshore natural gas liquids extraction complex, more than 125 mi (200 km) of new natural gas and natural gas liquids pipelines, and expansion of the existing onshore Bonny River Terminal for fractionation of the liquids into commercial products and offloading.
At its peak, the East Area NGL II project will produce about 50,000 b/d of natural gas liquids, the company says. It is designed to ultimately recover 275 MMbbl of natural gas liquids and use 950 MMcf/d of gas.