Eni Congo selects Expro for onshore LNG pre-treatment facility

Expro has announced this week the signing of a 10-year Production Solutions contract with Eni Congo for an 80 MMscf/d LNG pre-treatment facility in Congo-Brazzaville.

Under the agreement, Expro will design, construct, operate and maintain a fast-track the facility as part of Eni Congo’s Marine XII gas development plans that include the deployment of two floating LNG units in 2023 and 2025.

Expro’s facility will be built near the Litchendjili gas plant to enable LNG production, under a 10-year contract that should generate some $300m for Expro.

“The facility will link to Eni Congo’s offshore floating LNG (FLNG) operations, supporting both the local energy market and increased global demands for LNG to support secure energy supplies,” Expro said in a statement.

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Ghana embarks on the expansion of its gas processing infrastructure

The Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) has signed last week a project agreement for the construction of a second gas processing plant of 150 MMscf/d at Atuabo in Western Ghana. Train 2 will double gas processing capacity at Atuabo, where a first train of 150 MMscf/d was commissioned in 2015. Expansion plans have been on the table for a few years, with FEED studies completed for the second train in 2021. The initial capacity has been set at 150 MMscf/d, expandable to 350 MMscf/d in the future. The development of gas processing plants at Atuabo is part of Ghana’s Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure that transports gas produced offshore, processes it and sells it on the domestic market. The initial phase of the project cost some $1bn and was funded by China. It comprised a 58km offshore gas export pipeline from the Jubilee FPSO to the Atuabo gas plant, the construction of the first train at Atuabo, a 110km onshore pipeline transporting sales gas to the Volta River Authority’s power plant at Aboadze in Takoradi, and an LPG truck-loading gantry. The commissioning of the network in 2015 enabled TullowOil to monetise its associated gas from its Jubilee and TEN fields, thereby reducing flaring. The operator has committed to eliminate routine flaring in Ghana by 2025 while monetizing some 2 Tcf of gas reserves to meet the country’s growing gas demand. As a result, additional gas processing capacity is needed to process incremental raw gas volumes that will come from both the Jubilee and TEN fields. Details on Ghana's gas infrastructure and the contractors involved in the expansion of the Atuabo GPP are available within your Hawilti+ research terminal - plus.hawilti.com

EGYPS 2023 set to drive the energy conversation and address the reshaping of global markets

With the global energy transition underway, the 6th edition of the Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) returns to Cairo from 13-15 February 2023 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center to propel the dialogue on energy security and climate action through collaborative industry efforts. Taking place under the patronage of His Excellency Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and with support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, EGYPS 2023 brings an expanded agenda across its conferences with focused programmes covering Strategic, Technical, Finance and Investment in Energy, Equality in Energy, and Sustainability in Energy topics. More than 65-panel discussions, two thousand delegates, and over 260 speakers will convene, engage in dialogue, and identify solutions and strategies that will support the reshaping of global energy markets across the entire oil, gas and energy value chain. The two-day Strategic Conference features ministers, C-suite executives, and CEOs of the largest energy companies to share industry insights within the framework of 3 pillars: geopolitical and global economies, energy transition and energy solutions, and the next generation of oil, gas and energy ecosystems. The conference will address the growing importance of North Africa and the Mediterranean in supporting sustainable global energy supply and demand. Ministerial-led discussions include the participation of His Excellency Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt;  Commissioner for Energy at the European Union, Kadri Simson; Chairman of the Palestinian Energy & Natural Resources Authority, Zafer Milhem; Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons and incoming OPEC 2023 President, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima; OPEC Secretary General, Haitham Al Ghais; OAPEC Secretary General, Ali Sabt BenSabt; General Director of Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Dr. Houda Ben Jannet Allal; Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, Lorenzo Simonelli; CEO of Wintershall Dea, Mario Mehren; President and CEO of Axens, Jean Sentenac; CEO of AspenTech, Antonio Pietri; CEO of DESFA, Maria, Rita Galli; CEO of Saipem, Alessandro Puliti; CEO of Energean, Mathios Rigas; CEO of Capricorn Energy, Simon Thomson; CEO of Methanex, Rich Sumner; CEO of HELLENiQ ENERGY, Andreas Shiamishis; CEO of ThyssenKrupp, Dr. Cord Landsmann; Executive President, UEG and CEO of Kuwait Energy, Song Yu; Vice President of Global Exploration at ExxonMobil, John Ardill; Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Republic of Djibouti, His Excellency Honourable Yonis Ali Guedi; Minister of Petroleum and Energies, Senegal, Her Excellency Dr Aissatou Sophie Gladima; CEO of Sonatrach, Toufik Hakkar; Secretary General of Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Nasser Kamel; and President, Energy of Bechtel, Paul Marsden. The Finance and Investment in Energy Conference returns, bringing global investors, industry leaders, and financial and economic experts. The conference will address stimulating industry growth and transformation.  Panelists will examine forward-looking partnership models for the new energy investment landscape, balancing ESG with energy security and net-zero targets.  Plus, a look at the implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on oil and gas investment markets.  To date, confirmed speakers include President of MEDREG, Abdellatif Bardach; CEO and Head of E&P Business Unit at Hellenic Petroleum Upstream, Anastasios Vlassopoulos; CFO of Dragon Oil, Ahmad Ali BinObood; Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of Africa Finance Corporation, Sameh Shenouda; Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer of Elsewedy Electric Group, Sherif El Zeiny; Managing Director – Africa Energy Investments Corporation, African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), Zakaria Dosso; and Director of Exploration and Research Innovations, National Authority of Petroleum and Minerals (ANPM), Mateus da Costa. The Equality in Energy Conference hosts a full day of sessions defining the workforce and workplace of the future, championing equality, diversity and inclusion.  Organisational change management and inclusion and diversity specialists to lead the conversation on how the industry is creating equal, diverse and inclusive workforces and workplaces of the future to deliver sustainable low-carbon business models. To date, confirmed speakers include Chief Human Resources Officer of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Walter Schön; Chief Sustainability Officer of Elsewedy Electric, Manal Hassan; Group Director of Energy Policy and International Affairs, Hellenic Petroleum, Liana Gouta; Executive Vice President, People, Communications & Transformation at Baker Hughes, Deanna Jones; Senior Vice President Oman, UAE, Iraq and North Africa at Worley, Amru Alabidi; Vice President, Human Resources of Apache, Brandy Jones; President, Automation Solutions, Middle East & Africa (MEA) at Emerson, Vidya Ramnath; and Vice President, Customer Satisfaction & Quality of Schneider Electric, Manal Messiha. With an ever-increasing focus on sustainability, EGYPS 2023 hosts its Sustainability in Energy Conference with an agenda set to address the rise of CSR, ESG and HSE across the industry.  Bringing together global energy leaders, sustainability and HSE experts to explore how oil and gas operators are integrating sustainability practices into their business models and workplaces ensuring a positive impact on the planet, their employees, and the communities in which they operate.  To date, confirmed speakers include Chief Sustainability Officer of Baker Hughes Allyson Book; Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety at Apache, Jessica Jackson; COO of Capricorn Energy, Paul Mayland; Group Senior Vice President Sector Lead Upstream, Midstream, LNG at Worley, Jim Lenton; and Vice President Socioeconomic Development at TotalEnergies, Laila Chemane-Chilemba. Spanning the entire oil, gas and energy value chain, the EGYPS Technical Conference has been created from a global industry-wide call for papers campaign featuring 19 technical categories and a thorough two-stage Technical Committee review, comprising over 80 industry specialists.  Across the three days of EGYPS, over 180 technical experts will be speaking in 45 sessions, delivering insights on the latest technical excellence across the world. Driving excellence across the industry, EGYPS 2023 will host two Awards Ceremonies.  Having received an exceptional mix of global and regional entries across eight categories, the Awards Juries selected 30 finalists through a two-stage evaluation process.  In celebrating both winners and finalists, the Sustainability in Energy Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 14 February and the Equality in Energy Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 15 February 2023.  See the category finalists on www.egyps.com