Total Launches CLOV Development on Angola Block 17

Block 17 Offshore Angola
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Partners have approved development of the CLOV project, allowing for drilling to commence in 2012 and first oil to be reached in 2014. The CLOV development consists of four fields: Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta, located offshore Angola in Block 17. A total of 34 wells will be tied-back to the CLOV FPSO, which will have a processing capacity of 160,000 bopd at plateau and a storage capacity of 1.78 million barrels. The FPSO will have the ability to handle two types of oil – light oil with an API gravity between 32 to 35 degree from Oligocene reservoirs, and a 20 to 30 degree API gravity oil from Miocene reservoirs. Both oil streams will be combined and processed in one single train before storage. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

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