FG Eyes $22.82 billion From 1068 Approved Oil Projects in Nigeria

FG Eyes $22.82 billion From 1068 Approved Oil Projects in Nigeria

Nigeria Anticipates $22.82 Billion Investment from 1068 Approved Oil Projects.


The Nigerian government has unveiled plans for an estimated $22.82 billion investment across 1,068 oil and gas projects greenlit between 2022 and 2023. These projects, spanning the nation, signal a significant milestone for the sector, promising substantial economic gains and heightened production capacities.

This announcement came during a panel discussion at the 7th Nigeria International Energy Summit in Abuja, where the focus was on Nigeria’s journey towards maximizing its oil production potential.

Key Points:

  1. Nigeria’s Potential: Gbenga Komolafe, CEO of the Nigeria Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), highlighted Nigeria’s technical capability to produce 2.26 million barrels of crude oil per day. He emphasized Nigeria’s efforts to align with OPEC’s production quotas, citing significant progress in the sector.
  2. Achievements and Investments: Komolafe outlined several achievements, including the approval of 51 Field Development Plans (FDPs), attracting an investment of $17.64 billion. Additionally, investments totaling approximately $2.5 billion in drilling 175 wells and $2.68 billion in 842 well workovers and interventions were made between 2022 and 2023, leading to increased oil production.
  3. Closing the Gap: Despite current oil production averaging 1.33 million barrels per day, there remains a considerable gap compared to Nigeria’s technical potential. Komolafe identified this gap as an opportunity for investors to bolster revenue, address foreign exchange challenges, and enhance economic resilience.
  4. Collaborative Efforts: The NUPRC is actively collaborating with International Oil Companies (IOCs) to expedite the maturation and development of high-volume deep offshore assets, further enhancing Nigeria’s oil production capabilities.

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  • Challenges and Strategies: The Nigerian oil industry faces various challenges, prompting discussions and decisive actions. However, the Federal Government is implementing strategies to overcome obstacles and drive the sector forward.
  • Revenue Projections: The government aims for a 214% increase in Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) collections in 2024, targeting N9.96 trillion. This ambitious goal, supported by an oil price benchmark of $77.96 per barrel and a production estimate of 1.78 million barrels per day, reflects the government’s commitment to enhancing revenue streams.

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