West Africa is a key strategic area for Chevron. Chevron’s equity share of production in 2014 was approximately 440 thousand barrels per day.

Chevron's activities in West Africa involve production and exploration in Nigeria, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Chevron is the operator of concessions that produce Agbami, Escravos, Cabinda and Nemba crude oils. Chevron also has equity production from concessions operated by other companies including N'Kossa and Djeno crudes in the Republic of the Congo, Usan in Nigeria, and Congo-Composite (Coco) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

These crudes are light, high quality raw materials suitable for the manufacture of high value transportation fuels and specialty products.

Chevron's West African crude oils are generally low in sulfur, nitrogen and other heteroatoms.