NNPC secures alternative funding for NPDC, JV operations, says Kyari
Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, says the corporation has secured a number of alternative funding facilities for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd, NPDC – the NNPC upstream arm – and some of its Joint Ventures to facilitate the development of some of its assets.
These, according to him, include the N875.75 million for NPDC’s Oil Mining Lease, OML, 65 alternative funding and technical services package with CMES-OMS Petroleum Development Company, and the $3.15 billion alternative financing package with Sterling Exploration and Energy Production Company Limited, SEEPCO, and other partners for the development of NPDC’s OML 13.
Kyari revealed this in Abuja as he also disclosed that the NPDC had since April 1, this year, achieved first oil of about 7,900 barrels per day at the OML 13 acreage as part of the nation’s efforts to achieve its three million barrels per day crude oil production target. Production is expected to peak at 94,000b/d and 542 million standard cubic feet of per day within four years, he said.
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