Full field production launched with commissioning of Kaombo Sul FPSO
Total has started up production on Kaombo Sul, the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit at the Kaombo project, located in deepwater block 32, offshore Angola.
Eight months after its sister ship, Kaombo Norte, came onstream, Kaombo Sul adds 115,000 b/d of oil and brings the overall production capacity to 230,000 b/d, equivalent to 15% of Angola’s production. Associated gas from Kaombo Sul will be exported to the Angola LNG plant, as part of the Group’s commitment to stop routine flaring.
The full Kaombo development consists of six fields – Gengibre, Gindungo and Caril, which are connected to the Kaombo Norte FPSO, and Mostarda, Canela and Louro, producting to Kaombo Sul. The project comprises a large subsea system including 59 wells (with over 60% of them already drilled).
According to Total, Kaombo sets a new record in terms of local content in Angola, as 20% of the 110mn project hours were worked locally.
Total operates block 32, holding a 30% participating interest, along with Sonangol P&P (30%), Sonangol Sinopec International (20%), Esso Exploration & Production Angola (15%) and Galp Energia (5%).
Kaombo is being developed via large subsea system including 59 wells (with over 60% of them already drilled), and two FPSO units converted from very large crude carriers (VLCCs)
Source: ALP Maritime Services for Total EP Angola Block 32