TotalEnergies has decided to sell some onshore oil assets in the Niger Delta due to ongoing security issues.

Decades of dealing with militants, restive communities, bunkering and legacy pollution incidents in Nigeria’s oil and gas heartland have led to incumbent supermajors — including Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron — reconsidering their positions and either exiting or scaling back their exposure in the region.

TotalEnergies chief executive Patrick Pouyanne told analysts this week that the company has decided to sell its 10% stake in onshore licences operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) joint venture and which produce oil.