Bonga Complex is a producing conventional oil field located in deepwater in Nigeria and is operated by Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production. The field is located in block OML 118 (OPL 212P), with water depth of 3,960 feet.

An expansion project is associated with the Bonga Complex, namely Bonga Main Life Extension & Upgrade. This project is currently in the feasibility stage.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Shell, Exxon Mobil, TotalEnergies and Eni.

Production from Bonga Complex

The Bonga Complex conventional oil field recovered 81.52% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2016. The peak production was approximately 203.85 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate, 4 Mmcfd of natural gas and 114 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2039. The field currently accounts for approximately 4% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 238.44 Mmboe, comprised of 223.77 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 88.01 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves. Bonga Complex conventional oil field reserves accounts 0.05% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional oil fields globally.

About Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production

Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company (SNEPCo) a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc is an oil and gas company that offers production of crude oil and natural gas properties. The company operates pioneered Nigeria’s deep-water oil and gas production facilities at the Bonga field. It offers exploration and production of oil and gas through onshore and offshore projects. The company also operates Nigeria’s oil and gas joint venture on behalf of government-owned corporations. It has offices in Port Harcourt, Warri, Lagos and Abuja. SNEPCo is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.


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