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Statoil’s CLOV deepwater development on stream in Angola

Oilfield Technology,

The large CLOV field in Block 17 offshore Angola came on stream on 12 June in line with the initial project schedule.

Statoil has a 23.33% interest in Block 17, which is operated by Total (40%). The other CLOV partners are Esso Exploration Angola (Block 17) Limited (20%) and BP (16.67%). Sonangol is the block’s concessionaire.


“CLOV is important for our development in Angola and a key milestone, adding about 37 000 bbls of equity oil per day (bpd) at plateau for Statoil,” commented Lars Christian Bacher, Statoil’s Executive VP for Development and Production International.

The field is located 150 km off Luanda in water depths ranging from 1100 to 1400 m, and contains approximately 500 million bbls of estimated proved and probable oil reserves.

The field will gradually ramp up to its peak production capacity of 160 000 bpd over the next few months.

The project includes 34 wells and 8 manifolds connected by 180 km of subsea pipelines to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit.

Statoil in Angola

Statoil is a partner in producing fields in Blocks 4/05, 15, 17 and 31 in Angola and the operator of Blocks 38 and 39, which are presently in the exploration phase.

Statoil’s equity production from Angola in 2013 was approximately 200 000 bpd, representing approximately 10% of Statoil’s total production.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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