British Petroleum Company signs IGSA with Nigeria’s FIPL
British independent oil and gas Company, Savannah Petroleum PLC’s Accugas has entered into a new Interruptible Gas Sales Agreement, IGSA, with First Independent Power Limited, FIPL, in relation to the provision of gas sales to the FIPL Afam power plant.
FIPL is an affiliate company of Sahara Group, an international energy and infrastructure conglomerate with operations in 42 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Afam has a current power generation capacity of 180MW. The FIPL IGSA envisages the supply of gas (produced by Uquo, with a maximum daily nominated quantity of 35 mmscfd or approximately 5.8 mmboed) by Accugas to FIPL Afam in order to augment its existing gas supply on an interruptible basis for an initial term of one year with the ability to extend upon mutual agreement.
According to FIPL, “Securing an additional gas supplier to the FIPL Afam plant is another demonstration of FIPL’s commitment to its vision of being a stable power generation significantly contributing to the national grid.”
Accugas currently sells to three customers, which includes Calabar National Integrated Power Project (a Niger Delta Power Holding Company-owned power station), the Mfamosing Cement Plant (located in Cross River State, owned by Lafarge Africa Plc) and Ibom Power (a power station owned by Akwa Ibom State), for an aggregate maintenance-adjusted 2020 take or pay volume of 141.4 mmscfd.
Commenting on the development, the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Savannah Petroleum, Andrew Knott, said: “I am delighted to announce the IGSA with FIPL, representing the first new gas sales agreement that the Accugas business has signed in over five years, and we look forward to partnering with the Sahara Group, who have notable experience with energy and infrastructure projects in Africa.
“We are confident that this will be the first of several new gas sales agreements signed over the course of 2020 and, through Accugas, we aim to be seen as the gas supplier of choice to the power sector in Nigeria.”
The commercial terms of the FIPL IGSA are expected to augment the weighted average profitability of the Accugas portfolio while Accugas’ sales volumes, revenues and cash flows are expected to increase with no incremental capital expenditure.
Accugas continues to make good progress in relation to gas supply to several other potential new customers and further updates will be provided in due course.
On his part, Kola Adesina, Group Managing Director, Sahara Power Group said: “We are delighted to be working with Accugas on this project. It is another demonstration of our commitment to bringing energy to life by facilitating economic activities through our power business. We remain resolute in our vision to enhance access to sustainable energy in Nigeria and ultimately, across Africa.”
Savannah Petroleum PLC is an AIM listed oil and gas company with exploration and production assets in Niger and Nigeria. Savannah’s flagship assets include the R1/R2 and R3/R4 PSCs (which cover c.50% of the highly prospective Agadem Rift Basin (“ARB”) of South East Niger) and interests in the cash flow generative Uquo and Stubb Creek oil and gas fields and an interest in the Accugas midstream business in South East Nigeria from Seven Energy.