Total, the operator of Block 17 in Angola, has started up CLOV, a major deep offshore development located 140 km offshore Luanda, in line with the initial project schedule.
CLOV is the fourth Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit on Block 17. It has a production capacity of 160 000 bbl/d, and will develop proven and probable reserves of over 500 million bbl.
The project, which develops four fields (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta), comprises 34 wells and 8 manifolds connected by 180 km of subsea pipelines to an FPSO unit at water depths of 1100 to 1400 m. The FPSO has a storage capacity of 1.8 million bbl of oil.
The gas produced on CLOV will be exported via a subsea line to the onshore Angola LNG liquefaction plant.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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