Eni Opens Nigeria Tender For Land, Swamp Oil Assets

Milan-based  oil  company; Eni has started a tender process for the provision of project and engineering support services for its land and swamp assets in Nigeria, writes Iain Esau.

The Italian major’s subsidiary Nigeria Agip Oil Company aims to award a three-year contract and expects pre-qualification responses to be submitted by 12 August.

The work scope includes the provision of personnel for concept selection studies, conception definition studies, front-end engineering and design, detailed engineering, inspection services, construction, installation, commissioning supervision and management.

Another element of the workscope calls on the successful contractor to be “Fully responsible for timely payment of personnel wages, allowances and all entitlements as applicable in the industry and offshore locations as contained in a tripartite collective bargaining agreement between the staff union, the employee union and the company”.

NAOC has a 20% stake in a joint venture with state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on 60% and Oando on 20% covering swamp production concessions in Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers states.

These concessions – OMLs 60, 61, 62 and 63 – cover a total area of 5313 square kilometres.

NAOC also operates two exploration leases – OPL 282 in the swamp and onshore OPL 135. It has a 5% stake in a joint venture with NNPC on 55%, Shell on 30% and Total with 10%.