By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
Total, the world’s energy giant, has announced its 2021 Exploration and Production Campaigns in Angola’s Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.
In its statement at the AOTC 2020, Total’s E&P Deputy General Manager in Angola, Eng. Mutombo Dondo said that the group will be developing several blocks in 2021, and with a major focus on reducing costs for its Deepwater projects.
According to him, Total currently operates up to eight blocks with a production of about 600,000 barrels per day in Angola’s Deepwater oil wells. And block 17 and block 32 are in production. While block 16, block 06, block 20 and block 21 is under development. Block 48 and block 29 is undergoing exploration campaigns.
In his words, “Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to execute some projects. Our projects include Zinia2 and we are working with our partners to execute the project. We have installed the sub-marine lines to commence production by the first quarter of 2021.
“In block 17, we have the Begonia project which is currently in the advance stage. And we also want to upgrade our Girassol and Dalia FPSO to extend their life span. It will be implemented by 2021.
“We also have a Clov2 project. We will start production in the first quarter of 2021.
“These projects will provide several local content opportunities for service companies in Angola.
“Another focus is to boost our operation on Natural Gas production. With our New Gas Consortium, we will be supplying gas to the Angola LNG plant.
“We are working with our partners to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Aside from the gas flaring, we will be upgrading our equipment to be more efficient in a way it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Our ambition as a group is Getting to Net Zero by 2050. We have the capacity to reduce the environmental impact and increase energy efficiency on our operations.
“Angola offers several opportunities in major industries and we are working on diversifying our investment in these areas such as renewable energy, LNG power projects, among others.”
Since 1953, Total has been operating in Angola and is the first operator in the country with a diverse and balanced business portfolio. The group’s business portfolio also covers the distribution segment with a clear ambition to establish over 40 service stations in Angola.
Total is the partner of choice in Angola and the sustainable Deepwater operator, leading the multi-energy transformation in the country.