Total starts CLOV oil production offshore Angola

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.

Total is starting up its CLOV development offshore Angola.
Total is starting up its CLOV development offshore Angola.

Offshore staff

PARISTotal, 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.

Total operates the block with a 40% interest, and its partners areStatoil (23.33%), Esso Exploration Angola (Block 17) Ltd. (20%), and BP (16.67%). Sonangol is the concessionaire for block 17.

06/12/2014

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