Carlos Diavita, Meeting Kaombo challenges
Side by side with Kaombo
“Kaombo development was sanctioned with 6 development areas spread across 800 Km2. There was much work, several meetings with the NOC and the Ministry of Petroleum before we achieved the project sanction in 2014”.
For Carlos, that was the beginning of a long path to meet all the challenges posed by the Kaombo project, especially considering the peculiar current context.
A career is a journey
“During my experience with Total I have dealt with challenging assignments – for instance, Kaombo’s business approach or either the negotiation approach with contractors to have affordable prices for services due to the current context - I find it motivating to work to overcome the issues and find the better solution. It started with Kaombo Project, our first project in ultra deep offshore – over 1500 m deep, in a muddy environment with a salt layer underneath.
Working in the future
A big part of the economist role is to keep updated, both on the company’s internal context, as well as with the international and national context of the industry. In fact, “every year I am part of the team that prepares and updates the affiliate’s Long Term Plan for the next ten years, which serves as a guideline for future managing decisions. We are proud to play such a role for the leading producer in Angola.”
“We did our best to achieve the sanctioning of this very challenging project, due to its complexity and innovative technology.”
September 2016 – Present
Economist responsible for UAE and Iraque
May 2013 – August 2016
Economist at Total Angola
2007 – 2012
Deputy General Manager at Promosoft
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