Anguille offshore drilling platform in place off Gabon

Offshore staff

PARIS – The latest stage of Total’s Anguille field redevelopment off Gabon is in the final construction, hookup, and testing phase.

Twenty-one Phase 3 wells will be drilled from the new AGMN wellhead platform, which was completed in France late last year. The platform arrived in Gabon in January, with the three main sections — jacket, deck, and vent stack — assembled by Feb. 7.

Elsewhere in Gabon, Total says construction continues of the power plant at the onshore PG2 site which will supply the Anguille and Torpille fields. The 1,000 metric-ton (1,102-ton) subsea electric cable connecting the plant to the offshore facilities was laid in January and February.

At the offshore Torpille field, the TRM34 well entered production last month.

Total’s capital expenditure in Gabon last year totalled $758 million, up from $296 million in 2010. This was directed mainly at the continued redevelopment of Anguille field, with completion of the AGMN wellhead platform, and replacement or installation of flowlines and offshore pipelines.

Other capex items included a program to replace obsolete electrical systems on the Anguille and Torpille fields and drilling of wells on these fields and the offshore Girelle field.

3/12/2012

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