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New Managing Director appointed for SPDC - Mutiu Sunmonu retires after 36 years of service


A new Managing Director has been appointed for The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC). He is Osagie Okunbor, and takes over from Mutiu Sunmonu who is retiring after 36 years of service. Mr. Okunbor has also been named the Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria, combining the two positions as his predecessor did. Mr. Okunbor is the third Nigerian to hold both posts.

SPDC agrees £55 million settlement with Bodo community


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), has today announced a £55 million settlement agreement with the Bodo community in respect of the two highly regrettable operational spills in the area in 2008.

Production resumes at EA


Production has resumed at EA on the completion of repairs to the mooring platform.

SPDC completes sale of oil mining lease 24


The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has completed the assignment of its 30% interest in Oil Mining Lease 24 (OML24) and related facilities in the Eastern Niger Delta to Newcross Exploration and Production Limited (Newcross). Total cash proceeds for Shell amount to some $600 million.

SNEPCo plans eight new deep-water wells, projects additional 40,000 barrels per day


Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) has announced plans to drill eight more wells in the Bonga field to help maximise deep-water production off the coast of Nigeria. This third phase of the Bonga Main development is expected to add around 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day through the existing Bonga floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.

First Oil produced from SNEPCo-Operated Bonga North West deep water project


Shell’s deep-water subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) today (August 5, 2014) started oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deep-water development off the Nigerian coast, another milestone for the country’s energy industry.

Senior English judge delivers ruling in preliminary Bodo trial


The outcome of the Bodo preliminary issues trial has just been announced in London. A senior English judge ruled that the interpretation of Nigerian law by SPDC is correct in all the crucial points argued before the court. Mr Justice Akenhead accepted that the Nigerian Oil Pipelines Act provides a comprehensive and complete regime for compensation for oil spills.