Nigerian independent Heirs Oil & Gas has started a bid process centred on a new hydrocarbon facility at a Niger Delta asset it acquired a year ago for more than $800 million.

Up for grabs is a lump-sum turnkey contract covering a multiphase pump gathering station in OML 17.

In 2021, Heirs O&G bought stakes in the oil block from Shell, TotalEnergies and Eni to leave it in control of the asset where it is partnered by state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.