Total begins production from Congo’s Moho Nord deep offshore project

March 17, 2017 | Congo, Development / Production

London, UK |  – Total S.A. , a French multinational integrated oil and gas company has started production from the Moho Nord deep offshore project 75km offshore from Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo.

The project is capable of producing around 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd).

Total Exploration and Production president Arnaud Breuillac said: “Moho Nord is the biggest oil development to date in the Republic of the Congo. A showcase for Total’s deep offshore operational excellence, it consolidates our leading position in Africa.

“Moho Nord will contribute to the reinforcement of the cash-flow of the group and to its production growth.”

The Moho Nord field has 34 wells that are tied back to a new tension leg platform and to Likouf, a new floating production unit. Oil is first processed on Likouf before being transported through a pipeline to the Total-operated Djeno onshore terminal.

The company claims that the facilities will have minimal effect on the environment with no routine flaring.

The all-electric design helps optimise energy efficiency to operate the installations, while all produced water will be re-injected into the reservoir.

Total owns a 53.5% interest in this project, while the remaining stake is owned by Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited (31.5%) and Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15%).

With a presence of nearly 50 years in the Republic of the Congo, Total operates nearly half of the country’s domestic production. Last year, Total produced an average 89,000(boepd).