- Total’s interest: 12.5%.
- Partners: Shell (55%), Esso (20%), NAOC (12.5%)
Total is a partner in the Bonga South West offshore project on Shell-operated Offshore Mining Lease (OML) 118.
Total is consolidating its foothold in Nigeria’s deep offshore through its partnership in the large-scale Bonga South West project.
The Bonga South West deposit was discovered in May 2001, 135 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria in the Niger Delta, at a water depth of 1,300 meters. It is located on OML 118, which also includes the Bonga field that has been producing since 2005 at a rate of 225,000 b/d.
The Bonga South West development plan currently under study will entail the construction of an FPSO vessel with a production capacity of 225,000 b/d, and two phases of drilling for a total of 44 wells (22 producers and 22 water injectors). It will also require the deployment of a subsea production system with 85 kilometers of pipe-in-pipe, 65 kilometers of umbilicals, three water injection lines and four production loops. Production from OML 118 is being unitized with that of neighboring leases.
Total and its partner are committed to developing the field in accordance with the industry’s most rigorous safety standards.