As part of the three-day session, both parties also signed an agreement on the oil and gas e-marketplace. This initiative, in line with the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act, enables NLNG to roll out tender opportunities on the electronic platform. The e-marketplace aims to enhance transparency in the tender process, streamline business operations and achieve more efficient results in the oil and gas sector.
Despite the substantial progress made in constructing Train-7, Dr. Mshelbila voiced concerns regarding the delay in initiating deepwater gas projects, which are intended to supply feed gas for Train-7 and future expansions. This delay could result in the completion of the plant without a gas source for liquefaction.
Commenting on the partnership between NLNG and the NCDMB, Dr. Mshelbila expressed the company’s commitment to expanding its local content practices beyond compliance with the NOGICD Act. The Train-7 project, located in Finima, Bonny Island, Rivers State, is currently providing employment to 8,300 Nigerians.