THE HAGUE, the Netherlands – Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. Ltd. (SNEPCo) has started production from the deepwater Bonga Phase 3 project.
This is an expansion of the Bonga Main development, with peak output anticipated to reach around 50,000 boe.
Production is transported through existing subsea flowlines to the Bonga FPSO, which is designed to produce more than 200,000 b/d of oil and 150 MMcf/d of gas.
The Bonga field, which began producing oil and gas in 2005, was Nigeria’s first deepwater development in water depths of more than 1,000 m (3,281 ft). To date it has delivered more than 600 MMbbl.
SNEPCo operates as contractor under a production-sharing contract with the Nigerian National Petroleum Co., which holds the lease for the surrounding OML 118 concession.
Other partners are Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria, Total E&P Nigeria, and Nigerian Agip Exploration.
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