Shell First Offshore Oil From Bonga FPSO Phase Three

Published at 04:40PM - 05/10/15

Royal Dutch Shell, have announced first oil from the third phase of its giant offshore oil field- the Bonga.

The latest development of the field, is expected to see peak production around 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent  per day.

The produced oil will be transported via existing subsea pipeline to the Bonga Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel, before being processed.

Shell’s Upstream International Director, Andrew Brown, said: “This new start up is another important milestone for Bonga, adding valuable new production to this major facility.”

The Bonga Offshore Oil Field

The Bonga, as it is affectionally known, is located around 75 miles (120km) off the Niga Delta coast.

The Bonga’s main infrastructure is the giant Bonga FPSO, fitted out in AMEC’s Wallsend shipyard in the UK, at a cost of over GP£300 million (US$455m).

The Bonga FPSO which came on stream in November 2005, and has produced around 600 million barrels of oil to date.

The FPSO has a production capacity of over 200,000 barrels of oil and 150 million standard cubic feet of gas a day.

Last updated on 12:59PM - 06/10/15