Agbami Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Location: Offshore
  • Production start: 2008
  • Partners: Petrobras / Statoil
  • Type: Oil & Gas Liquids, Agbami Light Crude
  • Estimated Reserves: 900 million barrels of crude oil and natural gas liquids
  • Production Volume:


  • The Agbami Field, lies 70 miles (113 km) off the coast of the central Niger Delta region and spans 45,000 acres (182 sq km). The Agbami field ranks among the largest single finds to date in deepwater West Africa
  • Discovered in 1998, the Agbami Field is at a water depth of approximately 4,800 feet (1,463 m)
  • Agbami is a subsea development with wells tied back to a floating production, storage and offloading vessel, the Agbami FPSO
  • A 10-well development program is expected to provide crude oil production capacity to offset production decline. Drilling began in May 2010 and is expected to continue through 2014
  • The Agbami floating production, storage and offloading vessel is the world’s largest FPSO


  • DSME: construction of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel
  • KBR: engineering design and procurement services for the topsides
  • FMC Technologies: 22 subsea trees and associated structures, manifolds and production control systems
  • Acergy: Design, supply and offshore installation of a Deepwater Offloading Export System
  • Intecsea: FEED including concept development field layout, equipment design and selection for FPSO and subsea production system.
  • Technip: Installation of manifolds, and the design, manufacture and installation of flexible flowlines, risers and umbilicals
  • JDR Cable Systems: Two 7,500 ft long electro- hydraulic umblicals
  • Mustang: Concept development, FEED - Phase III, EPC Contract and Support


  • 1998 - Abgami Oil Field discovered
  • 2001 - Appraisal drilling completed
  • 2005 - Contract for the construction of the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel awarded to Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering (DSME) Corporation
  • 2005 - Acergy awarded contract for design, supply and offshore installation of a Deepwater Offloading Export System
  • 2008 - Production of oil begins
  • 2014 - FMC awarded subsea contract for phase 3



  1. Chevron Nigeria Portfolio
  2. Statoil, Agbami
  3. Mustang Engineering Platform References
  4. Serimax Africa Pipeline References
  5. JDR Cable Systems Awarded Workover Control Umbilicals Supply Contracts For Fmc’s Nigeria & Congo Offshore Projects
  6. Chevron Announces First Oil Production From Agbami Field
  7. ChevronTexaco Press Release - ChevronTexaco and Partners Sign Agbami FPSO Construction Contract
  8. Texaco Announces Completion of Appraisal Drilling At Agbami Field in Nigeria
  9. FMC Technologies Chosen to Supply Subsea Systems for Agbami Project, Offshore Nigeria
  10. Stolt Offshore S.A. Receives $50 million Letter of Authorisation for Deepwater Offloading Export System in Nigeria
  11. Agbami Field Development, Intecsea
  12. KBR Awarded Engineering Contract for ChevronTexaco's Agbami Project off Nigeria
  13. Technip awarded contract for Agbami development in Nigeria
  14. FMC Technologies Awarded $268 Million Subsea Systems Contract for Chevron's Agbami Phase 3 Project

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