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Gabon: Shell celebrates 50 years of Gamba oil field

Shell logo17 October 2013, Libreville – Shell Gabon has celebrated at the city of Gamba the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Gamba oil field.

Heads of partner companies, CEOs of several other oil companies or their representatives gathered with CEO of Shell Gabon, Godson Njoku, for the event on Saturday, where Désiré Guedon, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development represented the Gabon president.

The Gamba oil field was discovered in August 23, 1963 by Shell Gabon on Ogooué license. A few years later, on February 21, 1967, loading of the first cargo of the Gamba crude took place. In the same year, Shell Gabon discovered on September 5, 1967, the Ivinga deposit, near Gamba.

Shell Gabon has been in Gabon since February 9, 1960, involved in exploration and production of oil. Its capital has since 1974 been divided between the Gabonese government (25 %) and Royal Dutch Shell Group ( 75%).

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