PARIS–Total, operator of block 17 in Angola, has started up CLOV, a major deepwater offshore development located 140 km (87 mi) offshore Luanda, in line with the initial project schedule. With a production capacity of 160,000 b/d of oil, CLOV will develop proven and probable reserves of over 500 MMboe. After Girassol, Dalia, and Pazflor, CLOV is the fourth FPSO unit on block 17.
Developing four fields (CLOV – Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea, and Violeta), the project comprises 34 wells and eight manifolds connected by 180 km (112 mi) of subsea pipelines to an FPSO unit at water depths of 1,100 m (3,608 ft) to 1,400 m (4,592 ft). Measuring 305 m (1,000 ft) long and 61 m (200 ft) wide, the FPSO has a storage capacity of 1.8 MMboe. The gas produced onCLOV will be exported via a subsea line to the onshore Angola LNG liquefaction plant.