Statoil has been in Nigeria since 1992 and we have an interest in the largest deepwater producing field, Agbami.

The Agbami field in deep waters off Nigeria has been developed with subsea wells connected to an FPSO. Production started up on 29 July 2008.

Agbami, operated by Chevron, is located in licences OML 127 and OML 128, approximately 110 kilometres off the Nigerian coast.

Our interest in the unitised field is 20.21%. The Agbami field has reached a plateau production of 250 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Exploration activity

Statoil is operator for two deepwater exploration licences, OML 128 and OML 129.

OML 128. We have a 53.85% interest in OML 128. 

The Agbami field straddles OML 127 and OML 128. It came on stream in July 2008.

OML 129. We have a 53.85% interest in OML 129. There are two discoveries in the block, Bilah and Nnwa. One well has been drilled in the Bilah condensate discovery, while we have drilled two wells in the Nnwa gas discovery.

The Nnwa discovery extends into the Shell-operated Block OML 135 (known as the Doro structure). The joint Statoil and Shell subsurface project that was started in 2007 was completed mid-2008 and the results have been presented to the Nigerian Authorities. A unitization process was started and a pre Unit Agreement, with Shell as pre Unit operator, is expected to be signed in 2012.