NETCO announces completion of Shell’s Soku NAG project

Yemie Adeoye

05 April 2012, Sweetcrude, LAGOS -
The National Engineering and Technical Company Limited, (NETCO) has announced the completion of the Soku non-associated gas (NAG) plant modification project.
It carried out the project Shell Nigeria.

The plant, built about 20 years ago required modification or brown field activities based on experienced on-the-spot assessment through site visit, data analysis and inter-phase with equipped vendors.

The job involved verification of previous front end engineering design (FEED), carrying out detailed engineering design and interface with the associated gas (AG) compressor vendor for NAG duty and generating package to enable early tendering for long lead items (LLI).

It also involved producing final package to enable company achieve the modification required through construction activities.

NETCO kicked off the project in November 2010 with the aim of concluding FEED in three months and DEED in 4 months.

On analysis of the initial FEED data from Shell, it was discovered that the initial FEED data were inadequate and the SLIM FEED concept changed to re-FEED.

NETCO presented this fact to Shell and gained Shell’s approval to baseline the schedule. In all, 4 different variations were approved for the project with schedule extensions of 5 months.

The SOKU NAG plant is one of the strategic facilities within Shell fold. It processes non association gas from some of Shell’s old wells for third party gas off-takers.

The plant is expected to contribute significantly to Shell’s strategic support for the Nigerian government’s gas master plan.

It processes non association gas from some of Shell’s old wells for third party gas off-takers.
The plant is expected to contribute significantly to Shell’s strategic support for the Nigerian government’s gas master plan.