LUANDA, Angola – TotalEnergies has started production from the CLOV Phase 2 project in block 17 offshore Angola.
This is a seven-well subsea tieback to the FPSO CLOV. It is expected to reach peak production of 40,000 boe/d in mid-2022.
Located about 140 km (87 mi) from the Angolan coast, in water depths from 1,100 to 1,400 m (3,609 to 4,593 ft), the CLOV Phase 2 resources are estimated at around 55 MMboe.
Launched in 2018, this project was carried out within budget and planned execution duration, despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, TotalEnergies said.
Belarmino Chitangueleca, acting president of the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency, said: “CLOV Phase 2 start-up comes at the right time to sustain the national oil production.”
Block 17 is operated by TotalEnergies with a 38% stake, alongside Equinor (22.16%), ExxonMobil (19%), bp Exploration Angola Ltd. (15.84%), and Sonangol P&P (5%).