Morocco-Nigeria Gas Pipeline: Penspen Chosen to Conduct Front-End Engineering Study
Morocco’s state-owned Company “Office National des Hydrocarbures & des Mines (ONHYM) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) have chosen Penspen to carry out the 1st phase of the FEED (Front-End Engineering) of the gas pipeline project to run from Nigeria upto Morocco.
The FEED first Phase consists of a detailed review of the feasibility study results and in-depth evaluation of the gas demand and supply study. Further design of the pipeline system, in addition to the execution of an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) will then be carried out with the aim of optimizing the proposed pipeline route and project economics.
Penspen is a leading global provider of engineering and project management services to the energy industry. It will support its clients in marketing and promoting the 5,700 km long pipeline project to potential stakeholders showcasing the wider benefits of its development.
At the end of the study, key detailed outcomes will help Morocco and Nigeria prepare for the second phase of the FEED (FEED Phase II) which is expected to lead to a Final Investment Decision (FID).
Penspen will conduct number of special studies required for the FEED services, environmental impact assessment, Nigeria gas supply study and risk study respectively.
Founded in the UK in 1954 as Spencer & Partners, Penspen has now grown to include over 1,000 engineers with major offices in London, Aberdeen, Houston, Abu Dhabi, and Bangkok.
The company has undertaken over 10,000 projects, addressing a wide range of challenges from the economic evaluation of pipelines to complex integrated facilities design.