Deep water (Briefing Note)

Unlocking Nigeria’s energy potential: Deep water. Read about SNEPCo's deep water activities and the Bonga field.

Bonga North West first oil

SNEPCo started oil production from the first well at the Bonga North West deep-water development on August 5, 2014. Read about First Oil produced from SNEPCo-Operated Bonga North West deep water project

Made in Nigeria - opens in new window

A deep-water project off Nigeria’s coast has brought much-needed jobs, training and business for local people. The Bonga project helped create the first generation of Nigerian oil and gas engineers with deep water experience and stimulated the growth of support industries. Watch Joey Uyanwuye, Project Manager for Bonga North West, explain more about the project.

Staying Safe for 4 million hours - opens in new window

How can a team safely deliver a project 120km off Nigeria’s coast and more than a kilometre below the ocean’s surface? Tersoo Gwaza, SNEPCo Safety and Environment Lead for Offshore Projects, takes us behind the scenes at the Bonga North West project. 


Elohor AIBONI, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd.
Elohor AIBONI, Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd.

Elohor Aiboni joined Shell over 19 years ago during which she has moved from a field engineer to several roles in Production Operations, Project and Asset Management, Operations Readiness and Assurance, and management of third-party interface across several Shell assets in Nigeria and Kazakhstan. Until her appointment as the Managing Director of SNEPCo, Elohor was the Bonga Asset Manager responsible for overseeing end-to-end production delivery for Nigeria’s pioneer deep-water Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Bonga, an asset that has produced over 900 million barrels of oil since it began operations in 2005.

Prior to her role as Bonga Asset Manager, Elohor led production delivery for shallow offshore as Asset Manager for Sea Eagle FPSO in Nigeria’s Niger Delta.

Elohor holds a master’s degree in Integrated Environmental Management from the University of Bath, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Benin, Nigeria.

She is passionate about developing talent and leads a diverse team that strive to simplify work processes and pursue continuous improvement. Her leadership of the Bonga team saw the Asset receive numerous awards, including the CEO HSSE Awards, Upstream Impact Award, and the Asset of the Year Runner up in 2019, in the Shell Group.

Elohor is married, and her interests include watching football, lawn tennis, listening to soothing music and travelling.