Cabgoc starts oil production from Mafumeira Norte

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, July 2 -- Chevron Corp. subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. (Cabgoc) brought the Mafumeira Norte oil project off Angola on stream ahead of schedule.

Cabgoc developed the field with 14 wells to the existing Kungulo water-injection platform and will deliver a maximum of 30,000 b/d and 30 MMcfd of natural gas in 2011.

This project is in 160 ft of water 15 miles off Angola. This is the first phase development of Mafumeira field in Area A of Block 0.

Sonamet (Lobito), a joint venture of Sonangol and Acergy, won the engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract for the Mafumeira Norte platform. This was the first time Sonamet was awarded such a contract and the platform was fabricated at its Lobito yard in southern Angola.

Chevron, through Cabgoc, has a 39.2% interest and is operator of the Block 0 contractor group, which also includes Sonangol P&P, 41%. Total SA, 10%, and Eni SPA, 9.8%.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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