ExxonMobil has started production 5 months ahead of schedule at the Erha North Phase 2 project offshore Nigeria. Peak production from the expansion is expected to be 65,000 BOPD, which will increase the total Erha North field production to 90,000 BOPD. The expansion project will develop an estimated additional 165 million bbl. The company, through its subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria, holds a 56.25% interest in the project. Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production holds the remaining interest.