GranEnergia lands accommodation gig on Total project in Angola

Brazil’s GranEnergia has been awarded a contract by Interoil for the provision of accommodation services in support of Total’s Kaombo Sul hook-up and commissioning project offshore Angola. 

Venus; Source: GranEnergia

GranEnergia said earlier this week it had entered into its second Angolan contract, deploying its DP3 compact semi-submersible accommodation rig Venus to support the Total Kaombo Sul hook-up and commissioning project.

GranEnergia’s Venus rig will provide offshore accommodation services for a firm period of three months plus options. Venus has already started operations. The contract values remain confidential between the parties.

The award follows a previous project completion on Total’s Kaombo Norte HUC project in 2018. Namely, GranEnergia provided offshore accommodation services for Total’s Kaombo project under a contract with Italy’s Saipem.

GranEnergia took delivery of the Venus at Fujian Mawei Shipyard in Fuzhou, China, in early February 2018.

The Kaombo project is located in Block 32, a concession that Total operates with a 30% stake. Its aim is to tap into the oil deposits spread across six fields, connected via 300 kilometers of subsea pipelines to two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels: Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul.

Total brought Kaombo Norte on stream in July 2018. Kaombo Sul is expected to start up this year.