One of Shell’s major projects in Nigeria, Bonga crude oil export terminal has begun routine maintenance in order to meet record time.
The Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) said that maintenance on the Bonga floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) began on May 21.
SNEPCo made it known that, “The scope includes statutory recertification and critical asset integrity activities and will run until July during which there will be a few days of total shutdown.”
The company said it was working to complete the maintenance “safely and in record time.” This was disclosed by a source that the FPSO would be closed for two weeks.
Bonga was scheduled to load four cargoes in June, or 127,000 barrels per day (bpd), up slightly from May at 123,000 bpd.
The Bonga FPSO like its Egina counterpart, is expected to add significant production of crude to Nigeria.