Mobil Nigeria increases storage capacity

Oct 06, 1999 02:00 AM

In an attempt to improve operational facilities and storage capacity, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) joint venture operations has added a 670,000 barrels storage capacity to its crude storage facilities.
The recently commissioned tank increases the number of Mobil Nigeria's storage tanks at the Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT) to 13, with a further two tanks currently under construction. Adetunji Obawole, QIT's head of engineering said that the newly commissioned tank 6705, or tank B, is the largest storage tank ever to be commissioned in Akwa Ibom state.
"The tank is a 300 feet drainage steel tank with a height of 58 feet. The double deck floating roof tank is equipped with state of the art safety, operating and monitoring equipment and it is designed to operate atmospheric pressure and temperature of 150aF," Obawole told Nigerian newspaper, The Guardian. He told that the recent efforts aimed at augmenting storage capacity would enable MNP's targeted daily production to increase to 900,000bpd by the year 2004.
"Over the years, as far back as 1970, we have embarked on very serious expansion programme that will ensure that MPN is in consonance with Nigeria's objectives of investing a lot in the oil industry," Obawole added, "By making sure that we have a production system that will be able to meet with various exploration and exploitation programmes."

Source: IINX via Iinoil
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