TotalEnergies and the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) launched production for CLOV Phase 2, a project linked to the existing CLOV FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit).
The CLOV Phase 2 resources are estimated at around 55 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe). Moreover, the tie-back project is expected to reach a production of 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) in mid-2022.
“The start of the production of CLOV Phase 2, a few months after Zinia Phase 2, demonstrates our continuous efforts to ensure a sustainable output on Block 17. This project fits within the company’s strategy to focus its upstream investments on low-cost projects which contribute to lower the average GHG emissions intensity of its production”, said Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, Senior Vice-President Africa, Exploration and Production at TotalEnergies. “CLOV Phase 2 start-up also highlights the performance of our teams despite the health crisis.”
Belarmino Chitangueleca, acting President of the ANPG, commented that “CLOV Phase 2 start-up comes at the right time to sustain the national oil production. We value the performance of the operator and the contractor group to keep executing projects despite this crisis period.”
The project proved to be a success, as it was carried out within budget and planned execution duration, despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.