Société Nationale Petrolière Gabonaise
Société Nationale Petrolière Gabonaise is the national petroleum company of Gabon. The government of Gabon controls petroleum and mineral rights within the state.
Gabon's oil reserves are onshore, shallow water and deep water exploration blocks and working fields.
Among the companies involved in contractual oil and gas work in Gabon are Africa Energy, Shell, Elf Gabon/TotalFinaElf, Vaalco Energy and Agip Gabon/ENI.
Major oil fields and operators:
- Atora Field Elf Gabon
- Gamba Field
- Limande Field ENI
- Rabi-Kounga Field Shell
In 1996 Gabon resigned from OPEC, stating that membership in the group was disadvantageous to its oil industry.
Société Gabonaise de Raffinage, known as Sogara, operates an oil refinery in Port Gentil.