Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has made it known that it is shutting down the Bonga Field for maintenance. The Bonga floating, production, storage and offloading platform (FPSO) produces 225,ooo barrels per day. This implies that Nigeria’s total output would drop from 2.1million barrels per day to 1.8million barrels per day. Consequently, this indicates the Nigeria would lose N3.45billion per day.
Shell’s spokesperson, Bamidele Odugbesan, said “SNEPCo has commenced turnaround maintenance at Bonga, executing statutory activities that will ensure continuous optimum operations at the deepwater field which began producing in November 2005.”
“Production from the field was shut down on March 4, 2017, and is expected to resume at the conclusion of the exercise next month. This is the fourth turnaround maintenance since Bonga began production.”