For the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and oil & gas regulator, we reviewed and drafted upstream and downstream gas regulations, covering purpose of the regulations, definitions, development (exploration and production), gas flaring, pipelines (transportation and distribution), powers of the Minister (particularly relating to downstream), facilities, LNG, CNG; and we reported on technical gas regulations in a selection of other countries.
For the Delegation of the European Communities in Nigeria, we initiated an energy dialogue between Europe and Nigeria in advance of the launch of the 10th European Development Fund. During two months a team investigated the energy situation in Nigeria, including visits to various States and energy sites, and interviewed many representatives of Government, energy companies, NGOs and industrial consumers. We developed around 14 recommendations of interventions, initiatives and actions the EC could adopt to develop the energy situation in Nigeria, in Europe’s interest.
We assessed the development potential of modern bio-energy in Nigeria, covering bio-energy development potential, role of bio-energy in expanding access to modern energy services, development entry points. We analysed the Nigerian situation in detail, conducted international case studies (EU Renewable Energy Directive and Colombia case study) plus two pilot case studies of Nigerian states.
Study into LPG supply, pipeline natural gas (PNG) distribution and renewable energy: We reviewed the current and potential market for LPG, gas distribution and renewable energy, and made recommendations on how to develop those markets.
Carried out reviews of Petroleum Industry Bill and Gas Transportation Network Code (with Adam Smith International).
We prepared a detailed business plan for the newly established National Power Training Institute of Nigeria.
Development and implementation of policy framework for the development of the domestic market for LPG in Nigeria: We carried out a review of the current LPG market (potential market and sources of supply), a strategic policy framework, proposed legislative changes, a regulatory framework, composition of an LPG public affairs directorate, and we held an LPG investors conference.
Design of pilot programmes for the conversion of urban and rural poor people to LPG: We carried out an energy access study, showing the distribution of urban and rural poor, their fuel consumption, fuel costs, conversion costs, ongoing costs. We analysed the negative health outcomes from existing fuels. We developed international case studies of LPG conversion programmes. We then designed a programme for the roll out of LPG conversion in two pilot States of Nigeria. The programme included a detailed budget.
We carried out a pre-feasibility study for an LNG to power project in Lagos, Nigeria. We performed economic analysis, project scheduling, setting out the complete roadmap for development of and implementation of the project, markets analysis, cost analysis, financial and economic analysis, modelling.
International LPG gas conference held in Abuja: Prepared LPG policy documents, prepared conference materials, conference organisation including topics and breakout sessions, invited speakers.
Under the EU Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) programme, led an energy stocktaking mission to Nigeria, covering business environment, power generation, natural gas, hydro power, solar power, waste to power, electricity distribution. There was a disparate team of some 11 experts working across the country.
This was a fundamental new approach to gas policy in Nigeria, moving away from a national planning approach to a project based approach based on open access, clear divisions of responsibilities and value chain segments, so as to attract new entrants to the national economy. It also included LNG exports, domestic gas market developments, infrastructure, managing a Ministry team of five. Within this was also included a detailed LPG policy, discussed with and agreed with the Nigerian LPG Association. Managed a Ministry team of four. The policy was well received by all the parties involved, Nigerian government and the corporate oil and gas sector (international and national). The National Gas Policy has now been gazetted, published and made part of Nigeria law.