Paris, France | – French Total SA has achieved the significant milestone of producing a cumulative 2 Bbbl from its operated deepwater Block 17, 150 km off the coast of Angola. With the recent start-up of CLOV, Block 17 has become Total’s most prolific site with production of over 700,000 bopd.
The Group operates four FPSO units on the major production zones of the block: Girassol, Dalia, Pazflor and CLOV.
“Block 17 is a global benchmark in the deep offshore and represents a unique industrial adventure, with 15 discoveries and a very high level of production. Thanks to the commitment of our teams and a number of technological world firsts over the past 14 years, the production of Block 17 has continuously ramped up,” said Arnaud Breuillac, president, Exploration & Production.
“This milestone is a symbol of our strong position in the deep offshore sector. The Group is already the leading deep offshore operator in West Africa and is using this expertise to grow in other regions: in Brazil through its participation in Libra field as well as in the United Kingdom with the coming start-up of the Laggan-Tormore project in the deep offshore.”