Angola LNG/offshore gas-gathering system goes onstream

Offshore staff

SAN RAMON, California – Production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has started at the Angola LNG project, according to Chevron subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC).

The $10-billion scheme, Angola’s first LNG project, is designed to harness associated gas from oil fields in various blocks offshore Angola operated by Chevron and other major oil companies.

Supplies head through subsea pipelines to a liquefaction plant on the coast near the Congo River.

The facilities can deliver 5.2 MM metric tons/yr (5.7 MM tons/yr) of LNG, 63,000 b/d of natural gas liquids for export, and 125 MMcf/d of natural gas for Angola’s domestic consumption. 

Associated benefits of the scheme include reduced natural gas flaring and support for further offshore oil field development. 

CABGOC has a 36.4% interest in the joint-venture, with Sonangol holding 22.8%, and Total, BP and ENI 13.6% each.

06/17/2013

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