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- RUSAL has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Akwa Ibom from the Nigerian Bureau of Public Enterprises. The $250 million transaction will add almost 150,000 tonnes annually to RUSAL's aluminium production capacity. It will reopen Nigeria's only aluminium smelter in January after a nine year closure, a top company official said in November, 2007. The Alscon smelter in southeast Nigeria had a capacity of 193 000 t/y when it was built by the government at a cost of $2,5 -million in 1997, but it was poorly managed and produced just 40 000 t of metal before closing in 1999.
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- Geneva Resources Inc reported in May, 2007, that Allied Minerals had been issued licenses from the Central Government of Nigeria to explore and mine the lease areas defined as Lease 1511 and Lease 1513 in Gimbi, Mavo and Jawando in the Wase Local Government Plateau State of Nigeria. The lease areas have known copper occurrences. The company had previously entered into a Letter Of Intent with Allied Minerals of Lagos, Nigeria, to acquire a majority interest in two large mineral exploration properties owned by Allied.
- Golden Star Resources Ltd (AMEX:GSS; TSX:GSC) is forming a joint venture with a Nigerian company, International Gems, to explore gold occurrences in the northern state of Zamfara in an area explored in the 1930's by German companies.
- ERIN Resources Pty Ltd (Australian Incorporated) owns 100% of Erin Mineral Resources (Nigeria) which is the operating company in Nigeria. ERIN has an office and an exploration team working out of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria and has four granted gold and nickel licenses.
- Iron-ore developer Kogi Iron Ltd has undertaken a scoping study over its Agbaja project, in Nigeria. On 28 September 2012 the Company announced a maiden JORC Mineral Resource of 488 million tonnes grading 42.7% iron, categorised as Inferred. The scoping study would evaluate a first stage, five-million tonne a year operation that would include mining and beneficiation activities. The mined ore would be hauled to a crushing plant and would be further milled and fed to a beneficiation plant. A final ore concentrate grading between 55% and 56% iron would be produced. The final concentrate would be slurried and pumped from the Agbaja plateau down to the Banda barge facility. “There have been tremendous achievements to date with drilling and the establishment of a significant Joint Ore Reserves Committee compliant resource at Agbaja, which has the potential to support a profitable iron-ore operation,” said Kogi MD Iggy Tan. “In addition, there have been excellent studies to identify an optimal transport solution for the first stage of the project, as well as geological and metallurgical testwork to lay the foundations for the viability and feasibility of the project.” Tan said that based on the background work and studies, Kogi was now in a position to launch the scoping study. “Subject to feasibility and funding, the company intends to start iron-ore concentrate production at Agbaja at a rate of five-million tonnes a year. In addition to the technical and commercial feasibility of the project, the scoping study will also address potential markets for the Agbaja iron-ore,” he said.
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A Shadow of its Former Self - Nikki Jones
History of the Petroleum Industry in Nigeria
- Oil production: 2.451 million bbl/day (2005 est.)
- Oil proved reserves: 36.25 billion bbl (2006 est.)
- Natural gas production: 21.8 billion cu m (2004 est.)
- Natural gas exports: 12.59 billion cu m (2004 est.)
- Natural gas proved reserves: 4.984 trillion cu m (1 January 2005 est.)
- In recent months, Nigeria has experienced increased pipeline vandalism. In October 2005, a pipeline fire in the south-western Delta State of Nigeria resulted in the deaths of about 60 people. This was followed by a December attack, in which armed men in speed boats dynamited Shell’s pipeline in the Opobo Channel. In January 2006, a pipeline attack from the Brass Creek fields to the Forcados terminal forced Shell to announce a force majeure on Forcados commitments to end-February. Additional attacks made on the pipeline and the Forcados terminal in February made it necessary for Shell to extend the force majeure beyond the end-February date. Shell estimates that more than 450,000 bbl/d of its oil production is currently shut-in because of the attacks. A February 2006 attack on the Escravos pipeline, that supplies oil to the Warri refinery, caused the refinery to shutdown. Officials are unsure of how long it will take to repair the damage. Nigeria had re-commissioned the Escravos-Warri pipeline in January 2005 after 18 months of repairing the damage caused by sabotage during the 2003 Niger Delta Crisis. In addition to pipeline vandalism, Nigeria has seen an increase in kidnappings of expatriate oil workers in the Niger Delta region. In January 2006, four foreign employees of Royal Dutch Shell were kidnapped and then held for 19 days before being released on “humanitarian grounds”. In February 2006, nine additional oil workers were kidnapped in the Niger Delta region. On March 3, 2006, six of the nine hostages were released, with the remaining three being released on March 27, 2006. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is taking responsibility for the kidnappings and for blowing up a crude oil pipeline owned and operated by Royal Dutch Shell.Despite the recent attacks on Shell's oil facilities, the company’s deepwater Bonga field began producing oil at the end 2005, reaching production of 225,000 bbl/d in April 2006. Bonga is estimated to hold recoverable oil reserves of 600 million barrels. Oil from the field is stored in a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, with capacity of two million barrels. In August 2008, Shell plans to bring online its Gbaran/Ubie field (220,000 bbl/d), located offshore of the eastern delta.
- ExxonMobil produces around 750,000 bbl/d of oil in Nigeria. The company plans to invest $11 billion in the country's oil sector through 2011, with the hope of increasing production to 1.2 million bbl/d. In March 2006, ExxonMobil brought online its Erha development, which is located offshore of the western delta. Erha reached peak production of 200,000 bbl/d in July 2006. Oil from Erha is stored in a FPSO, with capacity of 2.2 million barrels of oil. Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC), capable of holding up to 300,000 deadweight tons are used for exporting the oil from the terminal. ExxonMobil also operates the Yoho field, with current output of around 150,000 bbl/d. Yoho contains around 400 million barrels of oil reserves. Yoho will be re-injected with natural gas to maintain field pressure. The $1.2 billion field is located in the shallow waters of the eastern delta. In June 2008, ExxonMobil plans to bring online its Bosi field (110,000 bbl/d) located offshore of the western delta.
- Chevron’s offshore Agbami field is scheduled to come online in 2008, with peak production estimated at 250,000 bbl/d. The majority of Agbami lies in Block 127, while one-third of it lies in the adjacent Block 128. In February 2005, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) awarded Chevron a $1.1 billion contract for the construction of a FPSO for the field, which will be undertaken by Daewoo Shipping and Maritime Engineering (South Korea). The FPSO is expected to export up to 250,000 bbl/d of oil and 450 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas.
- Total, Agip, and ConocoPhillips are also involved in the Nigerian oil sector. Output at Total's Amenam field reached 120,000 bbl/d in January 2005. The Amenam field contains reserves of around one billion barrels of oil equivalent. In January 2009, Total plans to bring online its offshore Akpo field (180,000 bbl/d) and in January 2010, its offshore Usan field (150,000 bbl/d).
- Nigeria shares a Joint Development Zone (JDZ) with neighboring São Tomé and Príncipe (STP), which contains 23 exploration blocks. Nigeria and Sao Tome have agreed to split revenues from the blocks on a 60:40 basis, respectively. Block One is currently the only block in the JDZ undergoing development. The block is controlled by Chevron (51 percent), with partners ExxonMobil (40 percent) and Equity Energy Resources (9 percent). Preliminary studies have indicated that the block could contain sizable amounts of oil (up to 1 billion barrels). If recoverable oil is located, Chevron plans to bring it onstream by 2010. Blocks Two through Six were also awarded, of which, three have been approved for PSAs, while the remaining two have yet to be signed. Meanwhile, several independent U.S. based companies that were awarded shares in the blocks have relinquished their awards. Pioneer Natural Resources stated a failure to agree to specific terms of operation on Block Two as the reason for its withdrawal from the project. Pioneer’s withdrawal has opened the door for China’s oil and gas company, Sinopec, to invest in the JDZ.
- Coal in Nigeria
- Petroleum Developments in Central and Southern Africa in 1972
- Petroleum Developments in Central and Southern Africa in 1972
- The coal resources of Nigeria
- The lignites of Asaba division, Benin Province
- Geophysical anomalies over a pipe suspectedly kimberlite in the Precambrian metamorphic schist belt of northern Nigeria
- Limestone deposits and small-scale production of lime in Nigeria
- Phosphate deposits in Abeokuta Province
- The properties of a Cretaceous refractory clay (Mamu Formation) in Nigera
- A twofold analogy between the Nigerian and the Amazonian tin provinces; Technical Conference on Tin, 2nd, Bangkok, 1969, Vol. 1
- Controls of mineralization in the older and younger tin fields of Nigeria
- Effects of environmental parameters on metal dispersion patterns in stream sediments from the lead-zinc belt, Benue Trough, Nigeria; using factor analysis
- Ergebnisse geochemischer Untersuchungen in Niger. Results of geochemical investigations in Nigeria
- First occurrence of manganese ores in northern Nigeria
- General features of a Precambrian iron ore deposit and its environment at Itakpe Ridge, Okene, Nigeria
- Geochemical aspects of the evolution and mineralization of the Nigerian Mesozoic anorogenic granites; Mineralization associated with acid magmatism
- Geochemical characteristics of tin-bearing and tin-barren granites, northern Nigeria
- Geochemical exploration around the pegmatitic Sn-Nb-Ta mineralization of Southwest Nigeria; Geology of tin deposits
- Geochemical investigations of the Sn Nb Ta bearing pegmatites of SW Nigeria
- Geochemical surveys for lead-zinc mineralization, southern Benue Trough, Nigeria
- Les Gisements du Type "Porphyry Copper"; geologie, prospection, economie et decouvertes recentes en Afrique de l'Ouest. Deposits of the "porphyry copper" type; geology, exploration, and economics of recent discoveries in western Africa
- Les mines de fer mondiales et la préparation des minerais - Afrique
- Mineralisation associated with the Nigerian Mesozoic ring complexes; Mineralization associated with acid magmatism
- Mineralization associated with some Nigerian Mesozoic granites
- Mineralization in the younger granite province of northern Nigeria
- Mineralization of the biotite granite, Ririwai Complex, Nigeria
- Nigeria; the work and problems of the mines and Geological Divisions; Technical conference on tin, London, 1967, [Papers], Vol. 2
- Ore-bearing potential of granitic rocks from the Jos-Bukuru Complex, northern Nigeria
- Origin and composition of the ferruginous oolites and laterites of north-western Nigeria
- Overovaci pruzkum sekundarnich lozisek cinu v severni Nigerii. Reconnaissance studies of secondary tin deposits in northern Nigeria
- Petrographic and paragenetic studies of the Agbaja ironstone formation, Nupe Basin, Nigeria.
- Possible metallogenic provinces in Nigeria
- Rare-earth and barium abundances in the Bununu howardite
- Rare-metal mineralization in granitic rocks of the Tongolo Anorogenic Complex; Northern Nigeria
- Silicate facies iron-formation of the Egbe-Isanlu Palaeoproterozoic schist belt, Southwest Nigeria.
- Some geochemical and petrographic aspects of mineralisation in the Ririwai biotite granite, Nigeria
- Some problems associated with the valuation, mining and processing of alluvial cassiterite on the Plateau tinfield of Nigeria; Technical Conference on Tin, 2nd, Bangkok, 1969, Vol. 1
- Some remarks on the laterites of Nigeria
- The geology and origin of Precambrian iron formations in Nigeria
- The International Tin Council and its role as the mechanism for operating succesful commodity agreements on tin; New directions in mineral development policies; report of an international workshop held at Bagauda, near Kano, Nigeria; 8-10 September 1975
- Younger granites of Nigeria; a zinc-rich tin province
- Zinn in Nigeria
- A geochemical mapping programme in SW Nigeria; Papers presented at the International conference on the utilization of mineral resources in developing countries; Volume 2, Geology
- A mineral survey of the Cretaceous of the Benue Valley, Nigeria
- Aspects of the private mining companies in Nigeria; New directions in mineral development policies; report of an international workshop held at Bagauda, near Kano, Nigeria; 8-10 September 1975
- Certain effusive and subvolcanic rocks with relatively high concentrations of rare elements
- Development of international water law in the Lake Chad Basin
- Diatomite deposits near Abakire and Bularaba, Bornu Province
- Economic significance of the "Continental terminal" (CT) in West Africa
- Geokhimicheskiye aspekty evolyutsii mezozoyskikh anorogennykh granitov Nigerii i svyazannoy s nimi mineralizatsii. Geochemical aspects of the evolution and mineralization of Nigerian Mesozoic anorogenic granites
- Géoressources de l’Afrique :quelle vision et quel modèle de gestion pour un développement durable et une contribution au Nepad ?
- New directions in mineral development policies, Bagauda, Nigeria, 8-10 September 1975; an international workshop organized by the Association of Geoscientists for International Development
- New directions in mineral resource management; Nigeria; a case study; New directions in mineral development policies; report of an international workshop held at Bagauda, near Kano, Nigeria; 8-10 September 1975
- Preliminary report on the X-ray mineralogical study of bauxite samples from Ekiti Province, W. Nigeria
- Secondary geochemical dispersion and bedrock reflection in the tropical rain forest terrain
- The application of geochemical mapping as a mineral exploration tool in the metasedimentary belts of SW-Nigeria
- The Kwakuti marble, Minna division, Niger Province
- The role of independent consultants in mineral resources management; New directions in mineral development policies; report of an international workshop held at Bagauda, near Kano, Nigeria; 8-10 September 1975
- Groundwater and mineral resources of Nigeria
- La Geologie au service du developpement economique; projet majeur regional sur la geologie appliquee au developpement economique. Geology serving economical development; major regional project on applied geology to economical development
- Financing African mining developments; Mining activity survey
- Les mines de fer mondiales et la préparation des minerais - Afrique
- Environmental aspects of heavy crude and tar sands exploration, production and transportation with special reference to Nigeria; Third internatinal conference on heavy crude and tar sands; Volume IV
- The Cretaceous series in the Chad Basin, NE Nigeria : source rock potential and thermal maturity
- Environmental implications of the mode of exploitation of some clays occurring in Ilorin, Nigeria; 29th international geological congress; abstracts
- Geotechnical assessment of some charnockites from Nigeria as construction materials.
- Limestone mining in developing countries; hydro-environmental and ground water potability impacts; American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1995 annual convention
- Ungewoehnliche mineraleinscluesse in den beryllen aus Nigeria : Unusual mineral inclusions in beryls from Nigeria.