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Angola and Total Inaugurate Kaombo

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Angola saw the inauguration of Total’s Kaombo project offshore the country on Block 32. While the project came on stream in July the inauguration was held just recently and was attended by the Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development, Manuel Nunes Junior, the Chairman and CEO of Total, Patrick Pouyanné, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonangol, Carlos Saturnino.

During the ceremony, Total also announced the continuation of its development program in Angola, following on from its launch of the Zinia 2 project in mid-2018.

Total, along with its partners, has notably taken two investment decisions on Block 17, to develop satellite fields that will be tied back to existing infrastructures and will quickly bring additional production. The CLOV 2 project, which requires the drilling of seven additional wells and the Dalia phase 3 project. The Dalia will see an additional six wells drilled.

Zinia 2, CLOV 2 and Dalia 3 will develop 150 million barrels of additional resources to maintain the Block 17 production plateau and further extend the profitability of this prolific block, with over 2.6 billion barrels already produced.

“As Angola’s principal oil partner, Total is proud to inaugurate such a major deep offshore project as Kaombo, which started up production in July and marked a new milestone of our history in the country,”stated Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total.“I would like to recognize the leadership shown by the Angolan President, João Lourenço, and the joint efforts of the authorities, Sonangol and the industry to enhance contractual framework, which is an essential step towards developing new projects. The sanction of these new projects today demonstrates Total’s ongoing commitment to Angola and to the continued development of oil and gas resources in the country.”

The Kaombo is the biggest offshore development in Angola. The first FPSO, Kaombo Norte, came on stream in July 2018, with a production capacity of 115,000 bpd. The start-up of the second FPSO of similar capacity, Kaombo Sul, is expected next year. The overall production will reach an estimated 230,000 bpd at peak and the associated gas will be exported to the Angola LNG plant.

A total of 59 wells will be connected to the two FPSOs through one of the world’s largest subsea networks. Together, they will develop the resources of six different fields (Gengibre, Gindungo, Caril, Canela, Mostarda and Louro) over an area of 800 sq km in the central and southern part of the block.