Kaombo, the energy of the future
Kaombo, an ultra-deep offshore project
Kaombo is a very challenging project located in Block 32, approximately 260 km offshore from Luanda in water depths ranging from 1,400 to 1,950 meters. The development includes 6 fields with estimated reserves of 658 million barrels located in the central and southeast part of the Block. The reserves will be produced through one of the biggest subsea networks in the world, linked on surface to two D1B2* turret moored converted FPSO, a first for Total, with an overall production capacity of 230,000 barrels per day. The first FPSO, Kaombo Norte, is developing 3 of 6 discoveries, namely Gengibre, Gindungo and Caril and production start-up was on July 27th 2018. The second FPSO, Kaombo Sul, will handle Canela, Mostarda and Louro fields and production is expected in 2019.
Total is the operator of Block 32, with a 30% stake, alongside Sonangol P&P (30%), Sonangol Sinopec International (20%), Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Overseas) Limited (15%) and Galp Energia (5%).
*Design one, build two
Safety for workers and for the environment
HSE (Hygiene, Safety and Environment) is a priority for Total around the world and in this huge project it’s a must. A specific HSE strategy was adopted for the project, involving every stakeholder and their best practices, called “HSE FOCUS - Forging Our CUlture in Safety”.
The project minimizes the environmental impact by exporting the associated gas to ALNG* - an onshore gas plant –- and using a specific program for waste management onshore and offshore. Total requires to all contractors and subcontractors to fulfill the Quality/Management standards and uses a supply chain with many levels to allow a precise monitoring.
*Angola Liquefied Natural Gas
An exceptional Local Content strategy
The Kaomba project is one of the biggest in terms of local content investment surpassing 2 billion dollars, representing the highest level of local content ever achieved in Country.
Indeed, around 84 thousand tons of structures and equipment will be built in national yards, representing more 19 million man-hours. This allows Angola yards to reinforce competences and keep a good international recognition. The local content strategy was defined by Total and Sonangol (the NOC) with a high level of participation by local contractors to ensure fair competition and workload distribution. Total has been working in deep offshore in the Guinea Gulf for the last 20 years; They have been very enriching times. After all these years of experience, Total has a long history in Angola that ensures its leadership as a premium oil & gas operator.