Site Selection Process

The OKLNG project involves three separate sites that have been identified through meticulous studies that focussed upon the following optimal conditions:

  • Beneficial soil conditions to support heavy equipment,
  • Minimal site preparation costs,
  • Minimal dredging through optimal offshore conditions,
  • Close proximity to West Delta supply sources,
  • Short distance to deep-water access for loading product to vessels,
  • Good potential for access of construction and operational manpower,
  • Close to major domestic gas markets/Support from the local communities,
  • Minimal environmental and social impact.

From the above considerations, the following sites were identified:

  • West Niger Delta  (2001/02),
  • Shell Greenfield (e.g. the entire Nigeria coastal area) (2004/05),
  • BG/Chevron OKLNG (2004/05).