GE Oil & Gas wins contract for CLOV Offshore Angola

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, Scotland and LUANDA, Angola – GE has been awarded a $113-million contract to supply gas turbines and compressors for deployment in the CLOV offshore Angola oil and gas fields owned by Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company, and operated by Total (40%), ExxonMobil, BP and Statoil.

GE Oil & Gas will supply four LM2500+ G4 SAC aeroderivative gas turbines for power generation and five compressors for a floating production storage and off-loading (FPSO) platform that will play a critical role in CLOV, the fourth development pole in deepwater block 17 after Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor.

Located around 140 km (87 mi) from Luanda and 40 km (25 mi) northwest of Dalia in water depths ranging from 1,100 to 1,400 meters (3,600 to 4,600 ft), CLOV will bring on stream four fields: Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta.

The announcement coincides with GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt’s visit to GE’s subsea tree manufacturing and test facility in Aberdeen, Scotland, to inspect three GE subsea production trees pre-shipment to Angola. In line with GE’s localization strategy, the equipment will undergo local fabrication and assembly in Angola, before deployment in the block 15 Kizomba Satellites project off the West African coast. GE also is contracted to deliver long-term services to maintain the trees at peak performance levels to help optimize production.

10/29/2010

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