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Shell in Gabon
Shell Gabon workforce is made up of more than 40 different nationalities working together as a successful team. The company started activities of exploration and production of hydrocarbon in 1960. Today, Shell Gabon operates Rabi, Gamba, Totou Toucan and Koula oil fields.
The Gamba field was discovered in 1963 and Ivinga in 1967. First oil was produced in 1967. The Ivinga field. Gamba/Ivinga is located in the Southern part of Gabon in a coastal zone surrounded by lagoons, tropical forests and savannahs. In addition to the Gamba/Ivinga and Totou oil fields, Shell Gabon’s headquarter and its export terminal are also located in Gamba.
The Rabi/Kounga field was discovered in September 1985, approximately 50 kilometres north of Gamba in a remote area with dense tropical rainforest. First oil was produced in May 1989.
Toucan lies approximately 25 kilometres north of Rabi and was discovered in December 2000, while Koula is located some 50 km from the Rabi field and 30 km from the Toucan. Koula was discovered in 2004.
Offshore Exploration Project
Two exploration and production sharing contracts in central offshore Gabon were signed in September 2007 on behalf of SOCG - Shell Offshore Central Gabon Ltd. The blocks BC-9 and BC-10 formerly named Du Chaillu and Meboun Nord Marin cover an area of 5969.6 sq km and 7580 sq km respectively. The overall size of the acreage amounts to 13549.6 sq km.