Kizomba B attains production capacity early

The deepwater Kizomba B project, in Angola Block 15, completed the “design one, build multiple” strategy that Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd., an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corp., used for reducing the time and costs needed to fabricate and install large-scale facilities for producing deepwater oil fields.The fields developed by Kizomba B are in 1,015 m of water. Facilities for the project were built and installed, in only 31 months and ramped up to their 250,000 bo/d designed peak capacity in a little more than 2 months after production started, according to Michael E. Flynn, deepwater vice-president of ExxonMobil Development Co.Flynn attributed this success to ExxonMob...

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