SNEPCo - Bonga South West Aparo Field Development

General Information
Owner Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Nigeria
Status --
Sector Oil, Upstream, Oil Extraction
Contract Type Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 0
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $9540m
Award Date January 0001
Completion Date January 0001
Last Updated On May 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 175431, 175431


Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Shell's deep-water subsidiary in Nigeria, in partnership with ExxonMobil (Esso), Nigeria Agip (Eni S.p.A.), Sasol Petroleum (Sasol) and Total E&P Nigeria Ltd, are jointly undertaking the expansion of Bonga Field located 120km southwest to offshore Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea.

The US$10,000 million project includes the following:

1. Development of Bonga South West/Aparo Field

2. Development of Bonga East Field

3. Development of Bonga North East Field

4. Construction of an FPSO

5. Construction of 70km of static umbilicals

6. Construction of 82km of long subsea pipeline

7. Construction of four production loops

8. Construction of three water injection lines

9. Construction of a 16 inch, 90km gas export line

10. Drilling of 19 wells

Second Section

13 May 2021

The project was still on hold and awaiting final investment decision (FID).However, the contracts for the project were not yet awarded.

12 February 2021

The project was on hold due to Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which was expected to be passed in May 2021 and the SNEPCo and its partners are still in negotiations with the Nigerian Government over production sharing contracts, and FID on the BSWA development. However, the contracts for the project were not yet awarded.

24 December 2020

The project is placed on hold as the SNEPCo and its partners are still in negotiations with the Nigerian Government over production sharing contracts, and FID on the BSWA development. However, the contracts for the project were not yet awarded.

12 February 2020

The project is facing a delay as the SNEPCo and its partners are still in negotiations with the Nigerian Government over production sharing contracts, and FID on the BSWA development.

04 October 2019

Tender activities are underway.

22 July 2019

Tender activities are underway.

14 February 2019

SNEPCo invited tenders for the construction contractor for 150,000BPD FPSO of Bonga South West/Aparo Field with the submission deadline as July 31, 2019. However later, the submission dates were extended to mid-September.

23 January 2019

The project is facing delay due to a legal dispute over PSC terms and the FID.

22 August 2018

The project is moving in slow pace due to legal dispute between SNEPCo and its partner.

07 June 2018

Detailed engineering activities are underway.

01 June 2018

Detailed engineering activities are underway.

01 January 2018

Detailed engineering activities are underway.

01 September 2017

SNEPCo planning to rebid the tender process subject FID decision.

01 August 2017

Detailed engineering studies are underway.

01 April 2017

Engineering studies are underway.

01 November 2016

Project is getting delayed as Shell postponed the FID on South West Aparo development.

01 June 2016

SNEPCo cancelled all the tender process due to rise in the cost and scheduled to rebid the process.

01 March 2016

Project is getting delayed as Shell has postponed the FID on South West Aparo development.

01 July 2015

Tendering activities for the FPSO, SURF and other packages are underway.

01 March 2015

Tendering activities for the FPSO, SURF and other packages are underway.

01 October 2014

Tendering activities for the FPSO, SURF and other packages are underway.

01 May 2014

SNEPCo invited bids for the construction of FPSO.

01 August 2013

SNEPCo invited bids for the appointment of SURF contract.

31 March 2011

SNEPCo announced plans to expand the Bonga Field project.