The M'Via field is located onshore, 60 kilometres north of Kribi. The field was discovered by Elf in the 1980s. In 2004, Perenco was awarded a 25-year development licence but withdrew from the development in 2007. Since then, the M'Via field has been operated by SNH, the Cameroonian national oil company. In November 2013, SNH started oil production from the M'Via field.