TotalEnergies Announces FID of Kaminho Deepwater Project Offshore Angola

TotalEnergies Announces FID of Kaminho Deepwater Project Offshore Angola

TotalEnergies has announced the final investment decision (FID) of the Kaminho deepwater project to develop the Cameia and Golfinho fields, located 100 km off the coast of Angola, by 1,700 m water depth.

“Building on our pioneering spirit and our long-term partnership with Angola, we are pleased to launch the Kaminho project along with our strategic partners, Sonangol and Petronas, and the strong support and confidence of the Angolan authorities,” said Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.

The FID was announced during a meeting on May 20 in Luanda between Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, and João Lourenço, President of Angola, Diamantino Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas (MIREMPET), Paulino Jerónimo, Chairman and CEO of ANPG and Gaspar Martins, Chairman and CEO of Sonangol.

According to the FID, TotalEnergies holds 40%, along with its Block 20/11 partners, Petronas holds 40% and Sonangol holds 20%. This FID has been made possible thanks to a close collaboration with the concessionaire Agencia Nacional de Petroleo e Gas (ANPG), TotalEnergies stated in a press release.

“This project, which leverages innovation to fit with our investment criteria – breakeven under 30 $/b and carbon intensity of 16 kg CO2e/boe – will become our seventh FPSO in the country and the first-ever development in the Kwanza basin,” Pouyanné said.

The Kaminho project which is the first large deepwater development in the Kwanza basin comprises the conversion of a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCCto a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit, which will be connected to a subsea production network. Designed to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate routine flaring, this FPSO is all-electric, and associated gas will be fully reinjected into the reservoirs. Production start-up is expected in 2028, with a plateau of 70,000 barrels of oil per day.

“We look forward to joining forces with Sonangol in technology to promote innovation and low-carbon technologies for the energy industry in Angola, in particular to slash methane emissions and contribute to the diversification of Angola’s energy mix,” Pouyanné said.

The Kaminho project will involve over 10 million man-hours in Angola, mainly with offshore operations and construction at local yards.

On this occasion, TotalEnergies and Sonangol EP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share expertise on Research & Technology, notably in the decarbonization of the oil and gas industry, with a strong focus on methane emissions reduction and renewable energies. TotalEnergies’ teams will provide support to Sonangol EP for the start-up and operation of its new Sumbe R&D center and the development of the skills of the Sonangol research and technology teams, with a focus on reservoir geology, process electrification, and photovoltaics.

 

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