Total commenced production from the Moho Nord deep offshore project, located 75 km offshore Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo, The project has production capacity of 100,000 b/d, World Oil reported.

The Moho Nord field, which is the biggest oil development to date in Congo, is developed through 34 wells connected to a new tension leg platform, the first for Total in Africa, and to Likouf, a new floating production unit. The oil is processed on Likouf and then exported by pipeline to the Djeno onshore terminal, informed Offshore Energy Today,

The facilities are designed to minimize their environmental footprint. There will be no routine flaring and the all-electric design improves energy efficiency by optimizing the amount of power needed to run the installations. All the produced water will be reinjected into the reservoir.

Total is the operator of the project with a 53.5% interest. Its partners are Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited (31.5%) and the National Petroleum Company of the Congo(15%).