Second Mafumeira development phase okayed

Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., will develop the Mafumeira Sul project offshore Angola targeting peak production of 110,000 b/d of crude oil and 10,000 b/d of LPG.

The project, 15 miles offshore in 200 ft of water, is the second stage of development of Mafumeira field on Block 0. The Mafumeira Norte project went online in 2009 and now produces 40,000 b/d of oil (OGJ Online, July 2, 2009).

The $5.6 billion Mafumeira Sul project comprises 50 wells, two wellhead platforms, and a central processing and compression facility. It will require the laying of 75 miles of subsea pipeline.

Production will begin in 2015. Associated natural gas will feed the Angola LNG plant in Soyo.

Cabinda Gulf, operator, holds a 39.2% interest in Mafumeira Sul. Other interests are Sonangol EP 41%, Total 10%, and Eni 9.8%.

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