Dalia Field Officially Inaugurated in Angola

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/29/2007, Location: Africa

Angola’s Petroleum Minister, Desiderio Costa, officially inaugurated the deep offshore Dalia field at a ceremony also attended by Manuel Vicente, Chairman of Sonangol (Sociedade Nacional de Combust veis de Angola), and Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer of Total.

Located in the prolific Block 17, home to 15 discoveries, Dalia came on stream in December 2006. Production already exceeds 200,000 barrels per day and is expected to reach 240,000 barrels per day in the very near future.

With proved and probable reserves estimated at close to 1 billion barrels, Dalia represented a total investment of more than $4 billion. The field comprises 71 wells—31 for water injection, three for gas injection and 37 producers tied into nine manifolds. The oil is pumped to a 300-metres-long, 60-metres-wide floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that can process 240,000 barrels per day of oil and has a storage capacity of 2 million barrels.

Located 135 kilometres offshore in water depths ranging from 1,200 to 1,500 metres, Block 17 is Total’s main asset in Angola. It comprises four major areas: Girassol and Dalia, both in production; Pazflor, which is in the final bidding process before sanction; and CLOV, a fourth major production area based on the Cravo, Lirio, Violeta and Orquidea discoveries, whose development is currently being studied. Future production from these fields will come in addition to 500,000 barrels per day that will be pumped by summer 2007.

Sonangol is the Block 17 concessionaire. Total E&P Angola, operator, has a 40% interest in Block 17, alongside partners Esso Exploration Angola (Block 17) Limited (20%), BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd. (16.67%), Statoil Angola Block 17 AS (13.33%) and Norsk Hydro Dezassete a.s. (10%).

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