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Total inaugurates Kaombo project, adds gas to Angola LNG

France’s Total inaugurated the Kaombo project Kaombo project located 260 kilometers off the coast of Luanda in deep offshore Block 32.

During the inauguration, Total said it will continue its development program in the country, following on from the launch of the Zinia 2 project in May.

The Group, along with its partners, has notably taken two investment decisions on Block 17, located deep offshore 150 kilometers off the coast of Angola, to develop satellite fields that will be tied back to existing infrastructures and will quickly bring additional production.

The CLOV phase 2 project, which requires the drilling of 7 additional wells, with first oil expected in 2020 and a production plateau of 40,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd).

The Dalia phase 3 project, which requires the drilling of 6 additional wells, with first oil expected in 2021 and a production plateau of 30,000 bopd.

Zinia 2, CLOV 2 and Dalia 3 will develop 150 million barrels of additional resources to maintain the Block 17 production plateau above 400,000 bopd until 2023, and further extend the profitability of this prolific block, with over 2.6 billion barrels already produced, the company said in its statement.

Located 260 kilometers off the coast of Luanda, in Block 32, in water depth of around 2,000 meters, Kaombo is the biggest offshore development in Angola.

The first FPSO, Kaombo Norte, came on stream in July 2018, with a production capacity of 115,000 bopd. The start-up of the second FPSO of similar capacity, Kaombo Sul, is expected next year.

The overall production will reach an estimated 230,000 bopd at peak and the associated gas will be exported to the Angola LNG plant.

A total of 59 wells will be connected to the two FPSOs, both of which are converted from very large crude carriers. Together, they will develop the resources of six different fields (Gengibre, Gindungo, Caril, Canela, Mostarda and Louro) over an area of 800 square kilometers in the central and southern part of the block.

Total operates Block 32 with a 30 percent participating interest, along with Sonangol P&P (30 percent), Sonangol Sinopec International 32 Limited (20 percent), Esso Exploration & Production Angola (Overseas) Limited (15 percent) and Galp Energia Overseas Block 32 B.V. (5 percent).

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