Official inauguration of Angola’s Kaombo project
The Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development, Manuel Nunes Junior; Chairman and CEO of Total, Patrick Pouyanné; and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sonangol, Carlos Saturnino, officially inaugurated Angola’s Kaombo project on 10 November 2018. The project came onstream in July and is located in deepwater block 32, 260 km off the coast of Luanda.
During the ceremony, Total also announced the continuation of its development programme in Angola, following the launch of the Zinia 2 project in May 2018. The group, along with its partners, has taken two investment decisions on deepwater block 17, to develop satellite fields that will be tied back to existing infrastructures and will quickly bring additional production. The CLOV phase 2 project will require the drilling of seven additional wells, with first oil expected in 2020 and a production plateau of 40,000 boe/d. The Dalia phase 3 project will see the drilling of six additional wells, with first oil expected in 2021 and a production plateau of 30,000 b/d.
Zinia 2, CLOV 2 and Dalia 3 will develop 150mn barrels of additional resources to maintain block 17 production plateau above 400,000 b/d until 2023, and further extend the profitability of this prolific block, with over 2.6bn barrels already produced, notes Total.
Photo: The Kaombo Norte floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel will produce an estimated 115,000 b/d of oil, while a second FPSO, Kaombo Sul, is expected to be commissioned next year. A total of 59 wells will be connected to the two FPSOs, both of which are converted very large crude carriers (VLCCs). Together, they will develop the resources of six different fields – Gengibre, Gindungo, Caril, Canela, Mostarda and Louro.