- Oil Blocks – OML133 (40% Equity)
- Oil Blocks – OML118 (20% Equity)
- Pipeline & Infrastructure
ExxonMobil upstream affiliates operating in Nigeria are Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Ltd. (EEPNL)
Mobil Producing Nigeria is one of the largest oil producers in Nigeria. The company commenced operations in Nigeria in 1955 under the name Mobil Exploration Nigeria Incorporated (MENI).
MPN operates a Joint Venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC, 60%; MPN, 40%).
Since 1961, when the company was granted Oil Prospecting License (OPL) offshore present Akwa Ibom State, MPN has made visible contributions to the development of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. The company and its joint venture partner, NNPC, operate over 90 offshore platforms comprising of about 300 producing wells at a capacity of over 550 thousand barrels a day of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL).
A series of projects by the joint venture are targeted to increase the current average production level to above one million barrel per day. The East Area Additional Oil Recovery project represents a major investment in a mature operation to extend field life, increase oil recovery and eliminate non-routine gas flaring by injecting produced gas. The East Area project’s 18,000-tonne EAP Gas Compression Facilities platform was set in place at the end of 2005, and set a world record when it was installed in open water using Float-Over Technology. The Natural Gas Liquids (NLG II) project, which has capacity to contribute 45 KBD of natural gas liquids to total production, is an expansion of the NNPC/MPN Joint Venture’s successful Oso-NGL project, and involved the engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and commissioning of an offshore NGL extraction platform, undersea pipeline infrastructure and expansion of the JV’s existing onshore fractionation and storage facilities at Bonny River Terminal.
Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) was established in 1993 as an affiliate of Exxon Corporation.
The Company was awarded a Production Sharing Contract by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), for Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 209 (now OML 133) that same year.
EEPNL is operator of the deepwater oil and gas development named Erha. The field streamed first oil in the first half of 2006.
In December 1999, EEPNL, announced confirmation of the Erha major deepwater oil and gas discovery on OPL Block 209 in 1000 meters water depth. The confirmation well was drilled to a depth of 3,745 meters and flow tested as an oil-bearing reservoir at a test rate of 2,800 barrels per day. In 2000, EEPNL completed development planning for the Erha field development located about 100 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria. The Erha main development has capacity to produce an annual average of 150,000 barrels of oil and process 315 MMSCF of natural gas per day. OML 133 deepwater block is expected to recover about 500 million barrels of oil.
EEPNL has a 56 percent participating interest in the OML 133 contract area, while co-venturer SNEPCO holds the remaining 44 percent share.
In addition to OML 133, another ExxonMobil affiliate owns 20 percent interest in the Bonga development on OML 118 located in greater than 1200 meters water depth. Bonga was discovered in 1996. The initial project is expected to recover 560 million barrels of oil and commenced production of about 200,000 barrels per day from subsea manifolds tied to a FPSO in 2004. The same OML also contains the recently discovered Bonga SW accumulation, which from early interpretations appears to have significant production potential.
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