TotalEnergies announced this week that it has started production from the CLOV Phase 2 project in block 17 offshore Angola.
Located about 140 km (87 mi) from the Angolan coast, in water depths from 1,100 to 1,400 m (3,609 to 4,593 ft), the CLOV Phase 2 resources are estimated at around 55 MMboe. Launched in 2018, this project was carried out within budget and planned execution duration, despite the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, TotalEnergies said.
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Belarmino Chitangueleca, acting president of the Angolan National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency, said: “CLOV Phase 2 start-up comes at the right time to sustain the national oil production.”
The offshore Block 17 is operated by TotalEnergies with a 38% stake, with partners Equinor, ExxonMobil, BP and state-owned Sonangol.
TotalEnergies also signed agreements recently for the development of Libya’s natural resources.