TotalEnergies SE has let a contract to Aker Solutions ASA to provide a deepwater subsea production system for three additional infill wells tied-back to Moho Nord field 75 km off the Congolese coast in the Republic of the Congo.
Aker Solutions will deliver its standard and configurable deepwater subsea production systems, including x-mas trees, control systems, wellheads and related tie-ins, and distribution systems. Operations will start immediately with final deliveries scheduled for first-quarter 2025.
Moho Nord field produces from the Moho-Bilondo license block which covers an area of 320 sq km and four reservoirs at 750-1,200 m water depth. A tension-leg platform produces oil from the Albian reservoir at 3,000-m water depth. The oil situated closer to the seabed, in the Miocene reservoir, is produced directly by the Likouf all-electric floating production unit. Likouf can process the two different types of oil from the Miocene and Albian reservoirs, separating the crude from the water and gas before exporting it by pipeline to the onshore Djéno terminal.
The field came on stream in March 2017 and is the largest oil project ever undertaken in the Republic of the Congo. Moho Nord produces 140,000 b/d, 60% of Congo’s oil production.
TotalEnergies is operator of the field (53.5%) with partners Chevron Corp. (31.5%) and national oil company Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15%).