Project type: Deep offshore
Operator: Total (40%)
Partners: Statoil, Esso, BP
Start date: June 2014
In June 2014, production began on the CLOV project. Located off the coast of Angola, it comprises four oil fields: Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta. In all, its reserves are estimated at 505 million barrels! This is Total’s fourth center of activity on Angola’s deep offshore Block 17.
CLOV: advanced know-how
CLOV is first and foremost a project that showcases Total’s expertise in deep offshore development. It connects 34 subsea wells, situated in water depths of 1,100 to 1,400 meters, to a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit. In these arduous conditions, two types of oil – one more viscous than the other – are simultaneously extracted. The FPSO, which is as large as three soccer fields, has a storage capacity of 1.8 million barrels of oil.
CLOV is also an international project featuring equipment manufactured in South Korea, China, Singapore, Scotland, Norway, The Netherlands, the United States, France and Angola. At its peak, the project employed several thousand people through Total and its subcontractors, representing 25 nationalities in all.
CLOV came on stream in June 2014, on schedule, and reached its production plateau in September 2014.