Cabinda Gulf installs Angola gas platform

Chevron Corp. subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. has successfully installed the Takula gas processing platform on Block 0 off Angola.

Jun 23rd, 2008

Uchenna Izundu
International Editor

LONDON, June 23 -- Chevron Corp. subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. has successfully installed the Takula gas processing platform on Block 0 off Angola. Commissioning and start up is expected to happen during the third quarter.

AMEC Paragon was the engineering contractor for the project.

The platform is in 57 m of water with the capacity to process 100 MMscfd of sour gas for injection and delivery to the new onshore Cabinda gas plant. It is bridge-linked to an existing platform and is a single-train facility designed as a 5,000-tonne, single-lift modular deck.

The platform is key to Angola's determination to reduce onshore and offshore gas-flaring. As engineering contractor to Cabinda, AMEC Paragon provided front-end engineering and design services and offered detailed engineering and procurement assistance to Samsung Heavy Industries for the platform, which was built at the Samsung Geoje shipyard in South Korea.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

More in Drilling & Production