Total SA has started production from Dalia Phase 1A, a development on the company’s deep offshore operated Block 17, 135 km offshore Angola.
Dalia Phase 1A will develop additional reserves of 51 million bbl and will contribute 30,000 b/d to the block’s production.
The Dalia Phase 1A project involves the drilling of seven infill wells tied back to the Dalia floating production, storage, and offloading unit.
The Dalia FPSO, says Total, came on stream 9 years ago, and with the addition of Phase 1A will still produce 200,000 b/d.
Total operates Block 17 with a 40% interest alongside Statoil 23.33%, Esso Exploration Angola Block 17 Ltd. 20%, and BP Exploration Angola Ltd. 16.67%. Sonangol is the concessionaire of the license.
The group operates four FPSO units on the major production zones of the block: Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor, and CLOV (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea, and Violeta) (OGJ Online, May 27, 2015).
Total also operates with a 30% interest the ultradeep Kaombo development on Block 32. A final investment decision was made in April 2014 to develop Kaombo’s estimated reserves of 650 million bbl via two converted FPSOs with a total production capacity of 230,000 b/d.