CLOV, which came on stream in June 2014, won the Excellence in Project Integration Award on December 6, at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) in Doha. Among the features that helped the project stand out was the fact that it spans four fields – Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta – each with its own unique challenges.
Each year, this major industry event honors an outstanding oil or gas project. The assessment criteria include project impact and execution, success in integrating multiple disciplines and teams, engineering design, the development of new technologies and meaningful commitments to HSE and local content.
This award, from peers in the oil and gas industry, recognizes the technological and operational excellence of Total's teams in deep offshore projects.
Now producing 160,000 barrels per day, the development boasts:
- A surface area of 380 square kilometers – three times the size of Paris – located 140 kilometers off the coast.
- An all-electric floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) with variable speed drive systems as standard to simplify maintenance and optimize energy efficiency.
- A zero routine flaring policy, whereby associated gas is sent to an onshore plant for liquefaction or reinjected into Block 17.
- 10 million hours worked in Angola.
- No fatal accidents to date after 33 million hours worked on the project.