Saipem to lay Niger Delta gas line

Shell Petroleum Development has contracted Saipem to install the Otumara-Saghara-Escravos gas pipeline in Nigeria.

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Shell Petroleum Development has contracted Saipem to install the Otumara-Saghara-Escravos gas pipeline in Nigeria.

The 42-km (26-mi) long pipeline, in diameters ranging from 2-12-in. (5-30-cm), will pass through a swampy terrain with a major river crossing.

It will transport around 30MMcf/d of processed associated gas from the Otumara and Saghara fields in the western Niger Delta.

This will be sent through the Escravos-Lagos system to the domestic market, helping to reduce flaring, or the burning of gas produced with oil.

The project should be completed within 18 months.

07/28/2011

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