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Environmental Effect
Environmental Effect
President Buhari signing the Paris Agreement on climate change.
President Buhari signing the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Offshore Gas Flaring.
Offshore Gas Flaring.
Effects of Gas Flare on Crops.
Effects of Gas Flare on Crops.
Minister Launching NGFCP Programme
Minister Launching NGFCP Programme
Gas Flare site at Rumuekpe.
Gas Flare site at Rumuekpe.

The policy position of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) is that gas flaring is unacceptable and the FGN has initiated a number of actions to reaffirm its commitment to ending the practice of gas flaring in our oil fields. Specifically, the FGN has ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and is a signatory to the Global Gas Flaring Partnership (GGFR) principles for global flare-out by 2030 whilst committing to a national flare-out target by year 2020.

Furthermore, in recognition that flared gas could be harnessed to stimulate economic growth, drive investments and provide jobs in oil producing communities and indeed for Nigerians through the utilization of widely available innovative technologies, the Federal Executive Council (Nigeria’s cabinet) has approved the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (“NGFCP”). This programme was launched by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (“Minister”) on December 13, 2016. 

The NGFCP is designed as the strategy to implement the policy objectives of the FGN for the elimination of gas flares with potentially enormous multiplier and development outcomes for Nigeria. The objective of the NGFCP is to eliminate gas flaring through technically and commercially sustainable gas utilization projects developed by competent third party investors who will be invited to participate in a competitive and transparent bid process. The commercialisation approach has been considered from legal, technical, economic, commercial and developmental standpoints. It is a unique and historic opportunity to attract major investment in economically viable gas flare capture projects whilst permanently addressing a 60 year environmental problem in Nigeria. 

The NGFCP will offer flare gas for sale by the Federal Government of Nigeria through a transparent and competitive bidding process. A structure has been devised to provide project bankability for the Flare Gas Buyers, which is essential to the success of the Programme.

The Bid Process

The NGFCP is a market-driven mechanism and follows a transparent and competitive procurement process designed to attract competent third party investors from across the world. Flare gas is available at a price the successful investors have bid, for use as fuel and/or feedstock in proven gas utilization technologies. The bidding process will be carried out using a two-stage procurement process.

The First Stage of the bidding process is a Request for Qualification (RFQ). The RFQ package will be available to parties that have registered with the NGFCP through the Programme Portal: www.ngfcp.gov.ng

Qualified Applicants will then be invited to proceed to the Second Stage (i.e. issuance of the Request for ProposalRFP) of the bidding process where they will be requested to submit a detailed proposal which must be in conformity with the Request for Proposal (RFP) package requirements.

 

NGFCP Process

Registered parties are eligible to download the RFQ package from the NGFCP Portal.

Registered parties may then submit a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) in line with the RFQ package requirements, and a signed Confidentiality Agreement, and make payment of the SOQ Submission Fee, to qualify as Applicants.

The RFQ will be available to all parties that have registered for the NGFCP at any time up to the SOQ submission deadline.

SOQs submitted by the due date will be evaluated against established criteria and Applicants will be advised if they have or have not been awarded Qualified Applicant status.

A list of those who have been awarded Qualified Applicant status will be published on the NGFCP Portal, and these parties will be invited to proceed to the second stage (RFP) of the bidding process.

Qualified Applicants will be able to access the RFP package from the NGFCP Portal and also, in exchange for paying a Data Prying Fee and/or Data Leasing Fee, may access/download data from the NGFCP Portal on the flare sites in the NGFCP. Data Leasing is subject to Qualified Applicants signing a Confidentiality Agreement supported with a Power of Attorney.

Qualified Applicants submit a detailed proposal, which must be in conformity with the RFP package requirements, and include provision of the required Bid Bond.  Upon meeting these criteria, the Qualified Applicants attain “Bidder” status.

The bids presented by Bidders will be evaluated by a Proposals Evaluation Committee (“PEC”)   appointed by the Minister of Petroleum Resources and based on pre-established criteria as detailed in the RFP package.

Following evaluation, the Federal Government of Nigeria will select Preferred Bidders and, once a Milestone Bond has been received and necessary Commercial Agreements have been executed, Preferred Bidders can develop their Project through financial close and construction to operation.

OUR GALLERY

NGFCP engaging producers in Lagos
NGFCP engaging producers in Lagos
Members of the Advisory team at a meeting with the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
Members of the Advisory team at a meeting with the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
 NGFCP Team Meets Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources
NGFCP Team Meets Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Chairman of the Ministerial Steering Committee of the NGFCP addressing participants at the stakeholder’s engagement which held at the PTDF auditorium, Abuja
Chairman of the Ministerial Steering Committee of the NGFCP addressing participants at the stakeholder’s engagement which held at the PTDF auditorium, Abuja
Director, DPR with the NGFCP team during his courtesy visit to the NGFCP Programme Management Office
Director, DPR with the NGFCP team during his courtesy visit to the NGFCP Programme Management Office
NGFCP Technical Partner Present in a Technical session
NGFCP Technical Partner Present in a Technical session
Implementation team at the NGFCP Kickoff meeting which held at the Power Africa Office
Implementation team at the NGFCP Kickoff meeting which held at the Power Africa Office
NGFCP team engaging producers in Lagos
NGFCP team engaging producers in Lagos
NGFCP team engagement in Lagos
NGFCP team engagement in Lagos
The NGFCP team at a meeting with the Permanent Secretary and Top Management staff of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources
The NGFCP team at a meeting with the Permanent Secretary and Top Management staff of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources
Members of the Ministerial Steering Committee at a high level tele-conference with the Advisory Team
Members of the Ministerial Steering Committee at a high level tele-conference with the Advisory Team
NGFCP team meeting with the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
NGFCP team meeting with the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
NGFCP team meeting with the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
NGFCP team meeting with the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources
NGFCP Programme Manager – Justice O. Derefaka making his presentation at the WAIPEC Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. 2018
NGFCP Programme Manager – Justice O. Derefaka making his presentation at the WAIPEC Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. 2018
NGFCP team at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) HQ office, Abuja
NGFCP team at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) HQ office, Abuja
NGFCPs Programme Manager and Programme Transaction Advisor with the Executive Secretary – Yewande Sadiku of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC
NGFCPs Programme Manager and Programme Transaction Advisor with the Executive Secretary – Yewande Sadiku of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC
NGFCP team at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) office
NGFCP team at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) office
NGFCP SteerCo Chairman making a presentation at the IFC sponsored engagement with financial institutions in Lagos
NGFCP SteerCo Chairman making a presentation at the IFC sponsored engagement with financial institutions in Lagos
NGFCP Programme Manager Speaking at the Buyers Forum organised by the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria Limited in Abuja, December 2017
NGFCP Programme Manager Speaking at the Buyers Forum organised by the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria Limited in Abuja, December 2017
NGFCP Steering Committee Chairman speaking as a panellist at the GACN Gas Buyers Interactive Workshop in Abuja, December, 2017
NGFCP Steering Committee Chairman speaking as a panellist at the GACN Gas Buyers Interactive Workshop in Abuja, December, 2017
The NGFCP Program Manager (Justice O. Derefaka) in a group photograph with Word Bank/GGFR Consultant – Berend Van Den Berg and World Bank/GGFR Program Manager – Bjorn Hamso at the World Bank/GGFR Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA
The NGFCP Program Manager (Justice O. Derefaka) in a group photograph with Word Bank/GGFR Consultant – Berend Van Den Berg and World Bank/GGFR Program Manager – Bjorn Hamso at the World Bank/GGFR Headquarters in Washington, DC, USA
The NGFCP team at the IFC sponsored engagement with Financial Institutions in Lagos
The NGFCP team at the IFC sponsored engagement with Financial Institutions in Lagos
President Muhammadu Buhari Speaking at the i United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP 21, in Paris
President Muhammadu Buhari Speaking at the i United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP 21, in Paris
Chairman of the NGFCP Ministerial Steering Committee (SteerCo) – Mr. ‘Gbite E. Adeniji at the Shell Nigeria Exhibition Stand during the inaugural Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja. February, 2018
Chairman of the NGFCP Ministerial Steering Committee (SteerCo) – Mr. ‘Gbite E. Adeniji at the Shell Nigeria Exhibition Stand during the inaugural Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja. February, 2018
(From Right to Left) NGFCP Program Manager – Justice O. Derefaka in company of the Vice President of Shell Nigeria & Gabon – Mr. Peter Costello, Shell Nigeria Country Chair/MD of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Ltd – Mr Osagie Okunbor and the General Manager, Business and Government Relations, SPDC – Mr. Bashir Bello at the Shell Nigeria Exhibition Stand during the inaugural Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja. February, 2018
(From Right to Left) NGFCP Program Manager – Justice O. Derefaka in company of the Vice President of Shell Nigeria & Gabon – Mr. Peter Costello, Shell Nigeria Country Chair/MD of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Ltd – Mr Osagie Okunbor and the General Manager, Business and Government Relations, SPDC – Mr. Bashir Bello at the Shell Nigeria Exhibition Stand during the inaugural Nigerian International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) in Abuja. February, 2018
The NGFCP team at the Nigerian - Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC) Roundtable Business Seminar “The Monetization of Gas: Perspectives & Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector”. The Program Manager – Justice O. Derefaka (middle) flanked by the Legal Work Stream Team Lead – Austin Okwah (right) and the IT Work Stream Team Lead – Kunle Abisoye (on the left)
The NGFCP team at the Nigerian - Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (NNCC) Roundtable Business Seminar “The Monetization of Gas: Perspectives & Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector”. The Program Manager – Justice O. Derefaka (middle) flanked by the Legal Work Stream Team Lead – Austin Okwah (right) and the IT Work Stream Team Lead – Kunle Abisoye (on the left)
The Program Manager (Justice O. Derefaka) making his presentation titled: “NGFCP - Harnessing Nigeria’s Flare Gas For Sustainable Value & Wealth Creation -  The Strategic Imperative” at the NNCC Roundtable Business Seminar “The Monetization of Gas: Perspectives & Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector”.
The Program Manager (Justice O. Derefaka) making his presentation titled: “NGFCP - Harnessing Nigeria’s Flare Gas For Sustainable Value & Wealth Creation - The Strategic Imperative” at the NNCC Roundtable Business Seminar “The Monetization of Gas: Perspectives & Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector”.
Program Manager (Justice O. Derefaka) taking questions from the audience at the Nigerian - Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Business Seminar “The Monetization of Gas: Perspectives & Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector”.
Program Manager (Justice O. Derefaka) taking questions from the audience at the Nigerian - Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Roundtable Business Seminar “The Monetization of Gas: Perspectives & Opportunities in the Nigerian Gas Sector”.

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