The Nigerian Government has announced a Bid Round; the first such auction for licencing of subsurface hydrocarbon property in 11 Years.
It’s not a conventional licencing round. It is for uptake of natural gas that is currently being flared in hundreds of sites in the country’s Niger Delta basin.
The government expects licence winners to take over the flare sites, monetize the molecules and boost the micro and macro economy in the process.
“We invite parties interested in participating in the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization Programme (NGFCP), NGFCP to register and apply for the issuance of the Request for Qualification (RfQ)] package which will lead to the submission of statements of qualification (SOQs) by interested parties for participation in the programme”, the Ministy of Petroleum Resources says in a statement through Justice O. Derefaka, who is Programme Manager, NGFCP
“The auction presents a significant opportunity for domestic and international developers alike to participate in the largest market driven flare gas monetization program undertaken on this scale globally.
“Bidders will have flexibility of choosing which flare site(s) to bid for, determine the gas price, and their end – use market or gas product, as well as the technology to be deployed. Interested parties will need to demonstrate project development experience and proposed proven technology which we expect to be in commercial application. Additionally, parties will need to demonstrate technical and commercial capacity. Successful bidders will be granted title to the flare gas through a gas sales/supply agreement with the FGN.
An interested party (applicant) is not required to be a Nigerian entity in order to submit its SOQ. Following a successful bid, each Preferred Bidder will be required to act through or establish a Nigerian corporate entity, which will enter into the necessary Commercial Agreements.
Applicants may come from a variety of backgrounds including but not limited to:
- Technology providers
- project developers
- resource and energy companies
- industrial companies
- infrastructure companies
- financial investors/lenders
It is important to note that ONLY registered parties on the Programme web portal can participate in the NGFCP bidding process.
For those who have not registered, see the link below for Registration/Expression of Interest (EoI) on the NGFCP web portal:
It is also important to note that the interface by those interested in the Programme with the NGFCP will be through the portal ONLY.
ALL registered parties are notified to download the Request for Qualifications (RfQ), to submit their statements of qualification (SOQs) for participation on the programme as well as download the Programme Information Memorandum (PIM) from our website. Parties will only have access to relevant programme documents from the NGFCP Portal using their Log on details.
For any inquiries, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on the NGFCP portal or kindly send an e-mail to us via: firstname.lastname@example.org