A Technological Milestone – Rosa Starts Production Offshore Angola

Sonangol, the Angolan state oil company, as concessionaire, and Total, as operator, are pleased to announce that the Angola’s deepwater Rosa field in Block 17 started production on June 18. Discovered in January 1998 at some 135 kilometres off the coast of Angola in water depths of 1,350 metres, the Rosa field is located some 15 kilometres away from the Girassol Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to which it has been tied back. It is the first deepwater field of this size to be tied back to such remote installation and in such water depths. Rosa, with proven and probable reserves amounting 370 million barrels in 100%, will maintain the FPSO’s production plateau at 250,000 barrels per day until early in the next decade.