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Summary Information

  • Operator: Shell
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Location: OML 118, 120 km off coast of the Niger Delta
  • Production start: 2005
  • Partners: NNPC, Total, Eni
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • This was the first deepwater project for Shell in Nigeria in a water depth of 3,000 ft located 120 km off coast of the Niger Delta using a FPSO
  • The FPSO, measures over 300 metres long, 75 metres wide and 33 metres tall. The Bonga FPSO can extract and process up to 225,000 barrels of oil a day and store up to 2 million barrels of oil. It also has a gas export facility of 150 million standard cubic feet per day
  • Bonga North-West is located in approximately 900 to 1,200 meters of water, and has been developed with 12 subsea wells tied back into the Bonga main infrastructure.
  • Bonga Phase 3 is an expansion of the Bonga Main development, with peak production expected to be some 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent. This is transported through existing pipelines to the Bonga FPSO


  • AMEC: FPSO Engineering Procurement Construction contract
  • Samsung Heavy Industries(SHI): FPSO hull construction
  • Saipem: Engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation and pre-commissioning services for 13 kilometres of 10”/12” production pipe-in-pipe flowlines, 4 kilometres of 12” water injection flowlines as well as related production facilities for Bonga North-West
  • Subsea 7: Eight production flowlines, 10-inch, 26km total length, with six Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs) each 2km in length, two production flowlines, 12-inch, 12km total length, with two SCRs each 2km in length. In addition, a total of 24km of 12-inch water injection flowlines with 2km long SCRs transport treated seawater from the FPSO to several subsea injection wells.
  • Aker Solutions: 72 km of Umbilicals
  • Manatee: Production equipment design, flowlines, manifold, steel catenary risers, trees and controls, flow assurance peer review, operating guidelines and training, and cost control.
  • J P Kenny: Preparation of Field Development Plan


  • 1995 - Bonga Oil And Gas Field discovered
  • 2002 - FPSO Bonga leaves SHI yard in Korea
  • 2003 - The Bonga FPSO sets sail for Nigeria
  • 2005 - Bonga field came on stream
  • 2009 - Saipem awarded Bonga North-West contract
  • 2011 - Temporary shut down due to leak
  • 2014 - First oil produced from Bonga North West
  • 2015 - Production starts from Bonga Phase 3



  1. Manatee Offshore References
  2. Aker Solutions Umbilical References
  3. J P Kenny Subsea References
  4. Saipem wins a new offshore contract in Nigeria worth over US$ 200 million
  5. Nigerian Bound Bonga Hailed a Major Success for AMEC
  6. SHI constructs world's largest FPSO facility
  7. Shell Bonga Field Development, Subsea 7
  8. Shell Nigeria temporarily shuts in Bonga field in response to oil leak
  9. First oil produced from SNEPCO-operated Bonga North West deep-water project in Nigeria
  10. Shell commences production from Bonga Phase 3 project in Nigeria

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