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).
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.