Total Begins Full-Field Production at Kaombo
Total has started up production on Kaombo Sul, the second floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit of the deepwater Kaombo project offshore Angola.
The ship’s launch, coming 8 months after the startup of Kaombo Norte, will add 115,000 BOPD to the project and bring its overall production capacity to 230,000 BOPD, the company said in a statement. The associated gas from Kaombo Sul will be exported to the Angola LNG plant.
“Kaombo Sul started up in the best possible conditions. This second FPSO stands out as an excellent example of standardization to reduce costs and improve efficiency,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president of exploration and production at Total.
The full Kaombo development consists of six fields spread over a 308.8-sq-mile area on Block 32, 161.6 miles off the coast of Luanda, in water depths ranging from 4,593 ft to 6,561 ft. More than 60% of the wells in the subsea system have already been drilled.
Three fields—Mostarda, Canela, and Louro—have been connected to Kaombo Sul. The Gengibre, Gindungo, and Caril fields were connected to Kaombo Norte.
Total operates Block 32 with a 30% participating interest. Gonangol P&P (30%), Sonangol Sinopec International (20%), Esso E&P Angola (15%), and Galp Energia (5%) also hold ownership stakes. Total also operates Block 17, where last year it sanctioned three satellite projects: Zinia 2, Clov 2, and Dalia 3.
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