07/21/2014 - News

For the first time, in December, 5, 2013, a FPSO was baptised in an Angolan Port, during a ceremony presided by the Republic's First Lady, Mrs. Ana Paula dos Santos, in the PAENAL shipyard (Porto Amboim Estaleiros Navais) in Amboim port, in the South Kwanza province.

The CLOV FPSO, docked at the shipyard to receive the water treatment module, is a landmark for the Angolan oil industry.

The baptism ceremony had the presence of the Oil Secretary – Eng.  Aníbal Silva, the CEO of Sonangol – Francisco de Lemos, and was hosted by the Governor of South Kwanza - General Eusébio de Brito Teixeira.

Total's fourth FPSO in Angola arrived at the docks of the PAENAL shipyard in Porto Amboim, on November 9, 2013, after a 75-day voyage. The vessel's arrival was a special moment for the PAENAL employees who  witnessed this important event for the country, for Total and for its Angolan affiliate. The event was attended by Total E&P Angola CEO Jean-Michel Lavergne,  CLOV Project Director Geneviève Mouillerat, and PAENAL CEO César Guerra.

Highlighting the commitment to build local capacity — because local content is the heart of the oil industry — on November 24 Total E&P Angola presented the latest exploration and production colossus to the media and stakeholder representatives. The event also showcased the assembly of the water treatment module, which for the first time was completely fabricated in Angola. 

To increase interest in the oil industry, around 30  students and professors from the National Petroleum Institue (INP) were invited to tour the CLOV FPSO on December 8, 2013, to get a closer look at their future working environment.

The CLOV FPSO will be located in Block 17, where it will increase Total E&P Angola's daily production.