Chevron awards Angolan development contract to CSO, ABB

Chevron's CABGOC subsidiary has awarded Coflexip Stena Offshore and ABB Offshore Systems the Kuito Phase 1C development project off Angola. This is the third development phase for the field, located in 400 m of water.


Chevron Corp. unit Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. (CABGOC) and its partners in Angola's offshore Block 14 have awarded to France's Coflexip Stena Offshore Group and Switzerland's ABB Offshore Systems AS the Kuito Phase 1C development project on the block. This is the third development phase for the field, located in 400 m of water.

Phase 1C consists of an additional subsea production center with 7 wells producing through a 12-slot manifold and an additional 4 water injection wells at the existing 1B water injection center connected to the Kuito FPSO.

Early on, operators selected a phased development of the field, which was the first deepwater field put in production in Angola. CSO had already taken part in a consortium that successfully developed Kuito phases 1A and 1B in 15 months from award to first oil in 1999.

CSO will design, build and install all flowlines, risers, umbilicals, and associated jumpers required for the manifold and subsea tree hook-up for phase 1C. It will also transport and install the manifold and umbilical termination units supplied by ABB and hook up three subsea trees to the manifold and associated umbilicals.

Installation is scheduled for summer 2001.

CABGOC holds a 31% interest in Block 14. Its partners are Sonangol, 20%; ENI SPA unit Agip, 20%; TotalFinaElf SA, 20%; and Petrogal, 9%.

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