The two companies agreed on contractual conditions for the development ofZinia Phase 2 in deepwater block 17, enabling a commitment to a final investment decision.
Zinia 2 will be connected to thePazflor FPSO and will produce 40,000 b/d.
In addition, the two companies have decided to jointly explore deep offshore block 48. The first-phase program will last for two years, and will include drilling of one exploration well.
Patrick Pouyanné, Total’s chairman and CEO, added that his company was striving to ensure start-up next summer of thetwin-FPSO Kaombo development in ultra-deepwater block 32.