CLOV development starts up offshore Angola

This article was edited on June 13 to correct water depths.

Total SA and partners have started up the four-field CLOV development in deep water offshore Angola with production capacity of 160,000 b/d of oil (OGJ Online, Jan. 13, 2012).

The group is developing Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea, and Violeta fields with 34 wells and 8 manifolds connected to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel in 1,100-1,400 m of water 140 km off Luanda. Proved and probable reserves exceed 500 million bbl, Total said.

The CLOV vessel, with storage capacity of 1.8 million bbl of oil, is the fourth FPSO on Block 17. Others are on Girassol, Dalia, and Pazflor fields.

Gas produced by the CLOV fields will move by pipeline to the Angola LNG plant.

The development uses a subsea multiphase pump system to accommodate production of oil from Oligocene reservoirs and more viscous oil from Miocene reservoirs.

Total, operator, holds a 40% interest in Block 17. Partners are Statoil ASA with 23.33%, Esso Exploration Angola (Block 17) Ltd. 20%, and BP PLC 16.67%.

 

Related Articles

GET OFF ENVIRONMENTAL SIDELINES

01/01/1990 The petroleum industry's political challenge for the 1990s is to get back into the environmental debate. It won't be easy. But industry h...

SHELL HOMES IN ON TROLL FIELD DEVELOPMENT

01/08/1990 Norske Shell will recommend to partners that Troll gas field in the Norwegian North Sea be developed using multiphase flow pipelines and onshore pr...

WASHINGTON TO DETERMINE OCS LEASE SALE SCHEDULE

01/08/1990 Patrick Crow Washington Editor The U.S. government will make critical decisions on the future of Outer Continental Shelf leasing this year. And it ...

SANTOS TESTS QUEENSLAND OIL DISCOVERY

01/08/1990 A Santos Ltd. partnership plans to begin producing a Southwest Queensland oil discovery in February. The 1 Bowen, drilled on the Naccowlah block of...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected