Moho Nord: An industrial and human challenge in the Republic of the Congo

Project type: Deep offshore
Operator: Total (53,5 %)
Partners: Chevron, Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC)
Start dates: Moho Bilondo phase 1bis in 2015, Moho Nord in 2017

140 000
barrels/day: The Moho Nord project’s expected production plateau
barrels/day: the Moho Nord project’s expected production plateau
The Moho Nord FPU and platform (TLP) off the Congolese coast. The Moho Nord FPU and platform (TLP) off the Congolese coast.
Moho Nord is an exploration and production project launched off the Congolese coast in March 2013. This huge investment is the largest oil project ever undertaken in the Republic of the Congo.
Moho Nord also represents a substantial human challenge that has enabled us to forge win-win partnerships with local industry.

A strategic project situated in the heart of Africa

Moho Nord is the second project issued on the Moho Bilondo offshore license. To maximize production on this field, we launched the following two new developments:
  • Moho Bilondo Phase 1bis, which will begin production by end 2015.
  • Moho Nord, which is expected to start in 2017.
Schéma de production de Moho Nord, au Congo Schéma de production de Moho Nord, au Congo
The project, which taps deposits located in water depths of 450 to 1,200 meters, is expected to have a production capacity of 140,000 barrels of oil per day. In all, it will connect 28 subsea wells to two Floating Production Units (FPU), with an additional 17 wells developed from a Tension Leg Platform (TLP). 
 
Moho Nord’s facilities are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, as:
  • Energy efficiency is maximized.
  • No gas is flared under normal operating conditions.
  • All production water is treated and reinjected into wells. 
Moho Nord at a glance
Moho Nord at a glance
Moho Nord at a glance

Moho Nord comprises two development phases: Moho Phase 1.1 and Moho Nord. Learn more about the essentials of the largest oil project ever undertaken in the Republic of the Congo.

Betosala, or how we can work together

In the Republic of the Congo, betosala means “working together” in the Kituba language. Our program of the same name aims to support Congolese entrepreneurs over the long term—before and during Moho Nord’s operation—to help them better secure their future.
In a country that depends on oil for 70% of its GDP (source: World Bank), it is crucial to diversify the economy. In the Republic of the Congo, we encourage our partners to work with Congolese small businesses and set up skills-transfer programs.

Moho Nord, a Win-Win Partnership in the Republic of Congo