Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) is producing oil from the Bonga North West field, which lies at a depth of more than 1,000 metres (3,300 feet).
Bonga North West
The Bonga North West development began producing vital energy resources in August 2014. The field is located around 120km off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea at a depth of more than 1,000 metres (3,300 feet). All six wells (four oil producing and two water injection wells) are now completed and on stream, contributing more than 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent at peak annual production. This is transported by a new undersea pipeline to the upgraded Bonga floating production, storage and offloading facility.
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