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Exploration and Production
Most of our exploration and production activities are concentrated in the land, swamp, offshore (shallow and deep) provinces of the Niger Delta.
Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC)
SPDC is the largest private-sector oil and gas company in Nigeria. It is the operator of a joint venture between the government-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation – NNPC (55%), Shell (30%), Elf Petroleum Nigeria Limited – a subsidiary of Total (10%), and Agip (5%). SPDC’s operations in the Niger Delta are spread over 30,000 square kilometres.
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO)
SNEPCO, 100% owned by Shell, was formed in 1993 to develop Nigeria’s deep-water oil and gas resources offshore – the new frontier for the country’s energy industry at the time. It signed a production-sharing contract with NNPC to operate two deep-water licences. The company produces oil and gas in water depths up to 2,500 metres and has made some significant discoveries.