Angolan offshore: Total launches Pazflor development on Block 17. A world technology first

Total, as operator of the Block 17, announces the award of the principal contracts for the giant Pazflor oil development, the third development centre on Block 17, deep offshore Angola, following Girassol and Dalia.

Drilling operations are planned to commence in 2009 and oil production is scheduled to start in 2011.

Located about 150 kilometres off the coast of Angola and 40 kilometres north-east of Dalia, in depths of 600 to 1200 metres, the Pazflor development involves bringing four fields into production, Perpetua, Hortensia and Zinia (Upper Miocene), and Acacia (Oligocene), which were discovered between mid 2000 and early 2003.