Angola: U.S. $9 Million Offshore Crude Oil Unloading Unit Inaugurated

Luanda — A floating facility designed to store, produce and unload the crude oil on (FPSO CLOV) in Angolan offshore Block 17 was inaugurated Thursday in Luanda.

The project, worth USD 9 million, was inaugurated by the French owned Oil Firm “Total E & P” in partnership with the Oil Ministry and National Society of Fuel Angola (Sonangol).

The infrastructure is located between 150-270 kilometres off the coast of Angola, CLOV (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta).

Crude Oil Unloading Unit started operating in July this year and has connected 34 subsea wells as result of a maximum output of 160,000 barrels of oil/day.

CLOV has the storage capacity of 1.78 million barrels.

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