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November 26, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 11:44am

Sonam Conventional Gas Field, Nigeria

By Carmen

Sonam is a producing conventional gas field located in shallow water in Nigeria and is operated by Chevron Nigeria. The field is located in block OML 91, with water depth of 150 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Nigerian National Petroleum and Chevron.

Production from Sonam

The Sonam conventional gas field recovered 23.86% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2020. The peak production was approximately 30.23 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate and 247 Mmcfd of natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2077. The field currently accounts for approximately 2% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 322.04 Mmboe, comprised of 136.24 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate and 1,114.79 bcf of natural gas reserves. Sonam conventional gas field reserves accounts 0.11% of total remaining reserves of producing conventional gas fields globally.

About Chevron Nigeria

Chevron Nigeria Ltd (Chevron Nigeria) a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation is an oil and gas company that offers exploration, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. The company distributes products such as additives, jet fuels, base oil, chemical, fuel, lubricant, marine fuels and lubricants and process oils. It operates the Agbami Field, which is located off the coast of the central Niger Delta region. The company also has a nonoperated interest in the Usan Field. It has invested in power generating facilities in the US and other countries. Chevron Nigeria is headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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