Angola deepwater development includes varied facilities

Click here to enlarge imageThe $3 billion Kizomba A project, off Angola, involves a complex production system that includes a deep-draft caisson vessel (DDCV), and subsea completed injection wells tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel (Fig. 1).Esso Explora tion Angola (Block 15) Ltd., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp., is the operator of the project from which it expects to recover 1 billion bbl of oil.This is the first of several developments planned by Esso off Angola.Esso holds interest in nine Angola deepwater blocks, covering 11 million acres, and it estimates that recovery from the 22 announced discoveries made in these blocks, to date, might re...

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