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No: 185   Contributor: Garve Scott-Lodge   Companies: Shell   Year: 2005   Country: Nigeria
Bonga

Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, FPSO. Bonga field offshore, Nigeria

Photo Courtesy of Shell Photographic Services, Shell International Ltd
Picture added on 28 November 2006
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Which part of Nigeria is bonga field and who are the majority/minority tribe that could be said owns the part of that area?

Added by C.K. on 27 April 2007.
To reach the Bonga field is around 1 hour 10 mins (helicopter flight) from Snake Island (Lagos area) or the more direct route around 45 minutes from Warri which believe me is not the nicest place in Nigeria..The Transocean rig ..Sedco 709 was on the Bonga for around 3 years before the FPSO arrived on location..and in Nigeria Shell is actually called SNEPCO...Shell of Nigeria Exploration Company.

Added by Duncan Murray on 26 April 2008.
OK,but for them to be producing 225,000 bpd, in a country that has no basic ameneties, I would say well done to the federal government.

Added by Shirley Ceasar on 16 December 2009.
Nothing wrong with Warri, brilliant place, providing you were not using yardsticks to judge it against.

The only time I had potential trouble, was changing about £1200 on the black market, when my Lebanese contact was back in Lebanon, and his nominated contact turned bandit on me, and sent several heavies looking for me after the deal was done.

The friendly locals were well ahead of them, and took me from Henriettas Bar, to my speedboat and rivermaster at least 20 minutes before they arrived en masse at Henriettas, ostensibley to relieve me of a lot of naira. Great days

Added by Timeout on 27 February 2010.
Hw far have they gone in cleaning the oil spill that occured late 2011?

Added by Kingsmecca on 15 April 2012.
I worked on the bonga on the beach @amec yard as a electrical supervisor was due to go on hook up but had domestic probs pity couldn't get was on the flare compressors

Added by Ken Leask on 13 November 2014.
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