TotalEnergies has achieved first oil from a second subsea tieback project in Block 17 offshore Angola. The French major has announced start of production at CLOV 2 today, a new tie-back expected to reach a peak of 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) in mid-2022.
The entry into production of CLOV 2 via a tie-back to the CLOV FPSO follows that of Zinia 2 last May, via a tie-back to the Pazflor FPSO. Both projects have a production peak capacity of 40,000 boepd each.
Block 17 includes a total of four floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels: Girassol (2001), Dalia (2006), Pazflor (2011) and CLOV (2014). It remains by far Angola’s biggest producing asset.
Since 2018, TotalEnergies has been engaged in a significant redevelopment of the block. The move was supported by an exrension of standardization of the dates for the production periods of most areas on the license in 2020. All are now valid until December 31, 2045.
After Zinia 2 and CLOV 2, TotalEnergies is expected to achieve first oil from Dalia 3 in 2022, and from CLOV 3 in 2023.
Details on the development of Block 17 offshore Angola are available in the “Projects” section within your Hawilti+ research terminal. Hawilti also publishes, twice a year, a detailed market report on Angola’s oil & gas sector available within its terminal.