Total starts up Moho Nord offshore Congo
Total has started production from the Moho Nord deepwater project, 75 km (46.6 mi) offshore Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo.
The production capacity is 100,000 boe/d.
“Moho Nord is the biggest oil development to date in the Republic of the Congo,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president, Exploration & Production at Total.
The development involves drilling of 34 wells tied back to a new tension leg platform, the first for Total offshore Africa, and toLikouf, a new floating production unit. Oil is processed on Likoufthen exported by pipeline to the Djeno onshore terminal, also operated by Total.
The facilities have been designed to minimize their environmental footprint, with no routine flaring and all-electric systems that optimize the amount of power needed to run the installations. In addition, all produced water will be reinjected into the reservoir.
Total operates with a 53.5% interest, in partnership with Chevron Overseas (Congo) (31.5%) and Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15%).