Petrobras began operations in Nigeria, in Western Africa, in 1998, in the deep waters of the Niger Delta. Since then, our oil exploration and production operations have intensified in the country. Today, we are involved as a non-operator in the OML-127 (Agbani) and OML-130 (Akpo) blocks.
The Agbami field is located between the OML-127 and OML-128 blocks where a unitization agreement was implemented. The field lies in waters varying between 1,400 and 1,600 meters in depth. It began to produce in July 2008, with the oil considered to be light, between 45 and 48 degrees API. This field is developed together with Chevron (the operator) and other partners.
The Akpo field is located in the OML-130 block, 150 km off the Nigerian coast, in water depths ranging from 1,200 to 1,400 square kilometers. Discovered in the year 2000, Akpo began production in March 2009. The field holds oil that can be characterized as condensate (up to 50 degrees API, which signifies very light oil and of high commercial value). Petrobras operates together with Total, the operator of the block, in addition to other partners.
We have carried out education and health projects in the country and we promote social responsibility through the contributions made to the communities of the Niger Delta where a large part of the oil production operation takes place.