ExxonMobil awards Saibos $230 million contract for Kizomba A project

ExxonMobil Corp. has awarded Saibos CML a $230 million contract as part of the Kizomba A project off Angola. Kizomba is made up of Hungo, Chocalho, Kissange, and Dikanza fields in deepwater Block 15 off Angola.

HOUSTON, Sept. 10 -- ExxonMobil Corp. has awarded Saibos CML a $230 million contract as part of the Kizomba A project off Angola.

Kizomba is made up of Hungo, Chocalho, Kissange, and Dikanza fields in deepwater Block 15 off Angola. Reserves are estimated at 2 billion bbl (OGJ Online, June 5, 2000).

The 3-year contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of flowlines plus an umbilical from the floating production, storage, and offloading facility to supply the tension leg platform with electricity.

Saibos will also provide engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the crude offloading system, which includes a catenary anchor leg mooring buoy and two rigid lines; procurement, fabrication, preinstallation, and connection of the 15 FPSO anchors; installation of the subsea manifolds and umbilicals; and engineering, procurement, construction, and installation of the risers and subsea injection lines.

Previously, ExxonMobil awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., of South Korea, Fluor Corp., and AMEC PLC a contract to build the Kizomba A floating production, storage, and offloading facility (OGJ Online, Aug. 8, 2001).

Saibos is a 50:50 joint venture of French company Bouygues Offshore SA and Saipem SPA, itself a subsidiary of Italian company ENI SPA.

Partners in Block 15 are operator Esso Exploration Angola, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, with 40%; BP Exploration Angola Ltd., 26.67%; ENI affiliate Agip Exploration Angola BV, 20%; and Statoil SA, 13.33%.

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