The Zabazaba and Etan Integrated Development Project is a green field hydrocarbon development, an offshore license block located in the deepwater eastern portion of the Niger Delta with water depths ranging from 1,200m to 2,400m. The Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) for the block is between the Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Limited (50%) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) (50%), where NAE is the operator. Etan and Zabazaba were discovered in 2005 and 2006 respectively. NAE is developing the Zabazaba field as a standalone development and thereafter Etan field development as a tie-back to Zabazaba.


The project is estimated to create about 20,000 new jobs within the oil and gas industry, save over 30 per cent of the project costs using local manpower and retain up to $1bn in-country spend. Other benefits of the project include technology transfer in licensing and module know-hows, 9000 tonnes fabrication locally, increased tax revenue generation for government and fostering greater collaboration between Nigerian companies.


Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE) Limited, operator of the OPL 245, in conjunction with Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) organised a three-day workshop for interested Nigerian service providers, suppliers and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) representatives, vendors and manufacturers based in Nigeria and other reputable providers of products and services in the Nigerian oil and gas industry. This is in accordance with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act to sensitize suppliers on the high-level Nigerian content plan associated with the main facilities of the Zabazaba and Etan deepwater integrated project. The workshop provided a platform for local companies to interact with international service providers who are prospective Engineering Procurement Construction and Installation (EPCI) tenderers for the following:

1.Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Subsea Production System (SPS)

2.Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the Umbilical Systems

3.Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of the Pipelines, Flowlines & Risers (PFRI).

The workshop took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja from the 6th to 8th of September, 2016. Supply Chain Manager, Mrs. Yemi Gbeja, represented BOG at the event.

From left: Mr. Stephane Pradat, Business Development Manager, Subsea Africa-India Business Unit, Technip; Mrs. Yemi Gbeja, Supply Chain Manager, Bell Oil & Gas; and Mr. Bernard Gilot, Project Director, Subsea Africa-India Business Unit, Technip, during the recent Agip Zaba Zaba Workshop.

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