TotalEnergies launches sale of stake in Nigerian Joint Venture

French oil major TotalEnergies has launched a sale of its minority stake in a Nigerian oil joint venture. According to the firm, they want to focus on deep-water fields away from the difficulties of operating in shut proximity with native communities.
The firm is promoting its interest in 13 onshore fields and 3 in shallow water, producing over 20,000 barrels of oil equal per day. The sale consists of infrastructure corresponding to three,500 km of pipelines connecting to 2 key crude export terminals, Bonny and Forcados. They will maintain OMLs(oil mining licences) 23 and 28 and its curiosity in the associated fuel pipeline community that feeds Nigeria LNG.
Shift to deep-water fields

“Disruption of local communities are sources of great concern within the country. diaphragm seal have appointed Canada’s Scotiabank to lead the sale because the monetary adviser to the transaction,” said Patrick Pouyanne, TotalEnergies chief executive.
TotalEnergies is the latest multinational to surrender its onshore asset for deep-water fields. Mele Kyari, the group managing director, Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited had in February mentioned International oil corporations are leaving Nigeria and shifting their portfolios to where they will add value to the journey towards carbon net-zero commitment.
Last year, Royal Dutch Shell announced its plan to offload onshore Nigerian oil belongings in a bid to maneuver to cleaner vitality. It stated it was discussing with the federal authorities to sell its onshore oil belongings within the nation.
Also, Seplat Energy in February announced it had entered into a contract with ExxonMobil, to purchase Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited’s entire oil assets in Nigeria. That contains all of Exxon’s complete shallow water belongings within the Niger Delta.

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