Total’s Angolan offshore block hits two billion barrels

Totals Angolan Block 17 hits two billion barrelsTotal’s offshore Angolan site Block 17 has produced two billion barrels of oil, the firm has said

The company announced this week that the deepwater block, which operates four floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units — Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor and CLOV — reached the ‘significant’ cumulative milestone in May.

Located 150 km from the Angolan coast, the site has reached an overall production level of 700,000 bpd since the start up of the newest FPSO unit, CLOV, making it Total’s most prolific block.

Arnaud Breuillac, Total’s E&P president, said, “Block 17 is a global benchmark in the deep offshore and represents a unique industrial adventure, with 15 discoveries and a very high level of production.

“Thanks to the commitment of our teams and a number of technological world firsts over the past 14 years, the production of Block 17 has continuously ramped up.”

The French multinational oil & gas company celebrated its 60th anniversary in Angola in 2013, reaching equity production levels of 200,000 boepd the following year.


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