Chevron is one of the largest oil producers and investors in Nigeria and has been making significant investments in the country for about 60 years.
Through Chevron’s principal subsidiary in Nigeria, CNL, the company operates and holds a
40 percent interest in eight concessions in the onshore and near-onshore regions of the Niger Delta under a joint-venture arrangement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Chevron also does business through other affiliates in Nigeria.
Chevron entities hold acreages in three operated and six non-operated deepwater blocks, with participating interests ranging from 20 to 100 percent. The Agbami field is located 70 miles offshore the central Niger Delta, spanning 45,000 acres.
This Chevron-operated field spans Oil Mining Lease (OML)127 and OML 128. Infill drilling continued in 2020 to further
optimize production. Chevron holds a 30 percent non-operated participating interest in the Usan field in OML 138.
The Aparo field in OML 132 and OML 140 and the third-party owned Bonga Southwest field in OML 118 share a common geologic structure and are planned to be developed jointly. Chevron entities hold non-operated interests in the unitized area.
CNL continues with its efforts to monetize recoverable natural gas resources in the Escravos area. It utilizes the gas to fuel the company’s operations, while also supplying the product to the domestic and international markets.
CNL supplies significant portion of Nigeria’s domestic gas.
Through investments in gathering and processing of associated gas, CNL has reduced routine gas flaring in its operations by over 95 percent in the last 10 years.
We invest in our operations to improve environmental performance while working with the industry to develop innovations and best practices. We believe reducing gas flaring and carbon emissions makes good environmental and
CNL operates the Escravos Gas Plant (EGP) which has a processing capacity of 680 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day and LPG and condensate export capacity of 58,000 barrels per day. Chevron also operates the Escravos Gas to Liquids (EGTL) facility, which is designed to process 325 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from
the EGP Phase 3A project, turning this into premium-quality, low-sulfur diesel fuel and naphtha for export.
The EGTL enhances diversification and commercialization of gas resources and continues to provide great value to Nigeria through its high-quality liquid products.
The Sonam asset, which is 40 percent owned and operated by CNL is designed to process natural gas through the EGP
facility to deliver 215 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day to the domestic market. It also produces 30,000
barrels of liquids per day.
West African Gas Pipeline
Chevron is the largest shareholder in the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited, which owns and operates the 421-mile (678-km) West African Gas Pipeline.
The $1.2 billion flagship Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) project led by Chevron in Nigeria
was designed to transport up to 475 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day from Nigeria to markets in Benin Republic, Togo, and Ghana.
Chevron takes its role as a member of the Nigerian community seriously and is active in many corporate responsibility projects promoting health, education, and economic development.
In 2005, CNL pioneered the communityled participatory partnership approach to community engagement in the Niger Delta to improve community participation in the social and economic development needs of communities close to its
This model, called the Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU), gives communities a greater role in managing
their own development through community-based platforms known as Regional Development Committees (RDCs). The
objective of the GMoU is to ensure peace, sustainable development, and stability in areas where CNL operates.
In 2015, the company launched the GMoU+ to build on the communities’ focus on growing small businesses, increasing household income and employment, and aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Environmentally Sound Operations
Chevron entities in Nigeria have a strong commitment to keeping a safe and clean environment in all its operations.
We sustain our investment in advanced technologies for identifying, tracking, and managing key aspects of our operations with the wider deployment of the Lead Detection and Repair (LDAR) programme in our facilities. LDAR helps to detect hydrocarbon leaks (fugitive emissions), which, normally would not be seen by the eye or detected by regular gas detectors, for effective leaks fixing processes.
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