PARIS – Total has produced its two-billionth barrel from its operated deepwater block 17, 150 km (93 mi) offshore Angola.
Following start-up last summer of the CLOV hub, the block has become the company’s most prolific site worldwide, with current production of more than 700,000 boe/d. This is the highest of any operator in Angola, the company claims.
“Block 17… represents a unique industrial adventure, with 15 discoveries and a very high level of production,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president, Exploration & Production.
Total operates block 17 in partnership with Statoil, Esso Exploration Angola, and BP Exploration Angola. Sonangol is the concessionaire of the license.
Additionally, Total has a 30% operating interest in the ultra-deepwater offshore Kaombo development located in block 32. Here the partners are developing estimated reserves of 650 MMbbl via two converted FPSOs with a combined production capacity of 230,000 b/d.