Total starts production at Kaombo project offshore Angola


(Reuters) French energy group Total said on July 27 that it had started production at the Kaombo project, which is currently the biggest, deep offshore development in Angola.

The Kaombo Norte FPSO was successfully brought onstream and will produce an estimated 115,000 barrels of oil per day, while the second one— Kaombo Sul— is set to start up next year,  Total said.

The overall production will reach an estimated 230,000 barrels of oil per day at peak and the associated gas will be exported to the Angola LNG plant.

“The Kaombo startup is a great milestone for Total. Developing the estimated 650 million barrels of reserves will contribute to the group’s growing production and cash flow in Africa,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president of E&P for Total.

Alongside Total, other companies that have invested in Kaombo’s Block 32 are Sonangol, Esso and Galp Energia.