By Kobiruo Joseph
The management of Onose Deep Oil and Gas Limited, in collaboration with Federal University of Petroleum has concluded plans to build a 60,000 bpd modular refinery at Omavovwe-Agbarha-Otor community in Ughelli North local government area of Delta State.
Speaking to newsmen after meeting with the management of FUPRE, the Managing Director of Onose Deep Oil/Gas, Chief Jim said, “We are here on the existing agreement we have with the school management to build the 60,000 bpd modular refinery, the Russia are willing, and desirous by our agreement to transfer the technology of refinery to Nigeria via FUPRE.
“And FUPRE they are very much ready with their engineers and technicians on ground to be able take the technology from there and domesticate the technology of building the modular refinery, and the building of pumps that are very much difficult.
According to Chief Jim, “Onose Deep Oil and Gas Limited is a company that is desirous of building a modular crude oil refinery at Omavovwe Agbarha-Otor, Delta state.
“We are building a 60,000 Barrel per day modular refinery, we have partnership from Russia and the technology is super and we would be able to complete it within one year and eight months.
“The products we are going produce and get from the refinery ranges from PMS, to diesel, kerosene and to third fuel and gas, bitumen and when we produce that, we will be able to give employment to our people and support the fuel challenges we are having in Nigeria which will be of enormous benefit to our people.
“So the visit here is to bring our foreign partner to them to kick start process of the project”.
Earlier in his speech, Dr. Ezekiel Agbalagba who spoke on behalf of the Vice Chancellor and FUPRE management commended Onose Deep Oil and Gas Limited and her foreign partners for taking their time to collaborate with them to build the modular refinery in Delta state.
“The building of the Modular refinery will avail the students of the institution to practicalize what they are being taught here in FUPRE and the institution is ready to participate in the building of the modular as it will give it all the needed assistance”.
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