Total begins production at new Angola blockFrom PEDRO AGOSTO in Luanda, Angola
LUANDA, (CAJ News) – TOTAL, the international oil and gas company, has started production from a new development off the coast of Angola.
The Dalia Phase 1A is located deep offshore Block 17.
Dalia Phase 1A will develop additional reserves of 51 million barrels (Mb) and will contribute 30 000 barrels per day (b/d) to the block’s production.
“The Dalia FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) came on stream nearly nine years ago and with the addition of Phase 1A will still produce around 200 000 b/d (barrels per day),” explained Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration and Production.
“It is the latest milestone in the success story of Block 17, Total’s most prolific license with cumulative production reaching two billion barrels in May 2015.”
Breuillac said Dalia Phase 1A demonstrates Total’s commitment to maximizing value through the optimal use of existing facilities.
The Dalia Phase 1A project involves the drilling of seven infill wells tied back to the Dalia FPSO unit.
Total, the French-headquartered company, celebrated its 60th anniversary in Angola in 2013.
In 2014, the Group’s equity production reached 200 000 barrels of oil equivalent b/d coming essentially from Blocks 17, 0 and 14.
In early 2015, Total’s operated production exceeded 700 000 b/d, making it the country’s leading oil operator.
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