Oil giant Shell has revealed that by 2017 the Bonga Oil Field will be producing 210,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) from the 148,000bpd production as at Q3 of 2014.
The oil producing firm said the new output will emanate from the Bonga Business Improvement Plan which it is driving at the moment.
Bonga Operations manager, Theo Ekiyor-Katimi, said: “The ultimate goal is to get Bonga producing at 95 per cent of its potential; the FPSO/field is currently producing at 70/80 per cent and we are gunning for 95 per cent which would mean a sustained level of 210,000bpd.”
According to Shell, the strategic journey began in the first quarter of 2014, a few months before the oil price crash.
The Bonga field is located in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 118. Shell operates the lease with 55 per cent, ExxonMobil, Total and ENI hold 20 per cent, 12.5 per cent and 12.5 per cent respectively.