Angola. On behalf of Sonangol (concessionaire), Total is operating Block 17 with a 40 % stake, alongside Statoil (23.33%), ExxonMobil (20%) and BP (16.67 %).
Having launched Girassol’s and Dalia’s development projects in 2001 and 2006, followed by Pazflor’s in 2011, the Group started developing the CLOV fields in 2010 (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta). This is the fourth project undertaken on this particularly prolific block.
Key to the project is Total’s mastery of cutting-edge deep offshore drilling techniques. Production started in June 2014, with capacity of 160,000 barrels per day.
The project involved 34 subsea wells being connected to the CLOV FPSO unit at depths of 1,100 to 1,400 m. These process and store oils of 2 different qualities from the Oligocene and Miocene sedimentary beds. The design of the facilities ensures that the impact on the environment is kept to a minimum, with heat being recovered from the turbines and tank gases.
The project will make maximise use of the local workforce. A total of 10 million hours of work was contracted to local companies.
Unprecedented local involvement
A considerable amount of equipment for the CLOV project was manufactured locally - hitherto unseen in Angola. Focus on the Paenal project in the town of Porto Amboim.