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Total starts oil production deep offshore Congo.

The french giants Total oil company commenced oil production from the Moho Nord deep offshore project, which is located 75 kilometers offshore Pointe-Noire in Congo.

The Moho deep offshore project has a production capacity of over 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the oil company said on Wednesday.

The Moho Nord project is operated by Total group with a mega interest of 53.5%. Its partners includes Congo owned Chevron Overseas Limited having 31.5% and Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo having 15%.

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“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,” stated Arnaud Breuillac, President, Exploration & Production at Total.

“Moho Nord will contribute to the reinforcement of the cash flow of the Group and to its production growth,” Arnaud Breuillac added.

The Moho Nord field is developed through 34 wells tied back to a new tension leg platform, the first for Total in Africa, and to Likouf, a new floating production unit. The oil is processed on Likouf and then exported by pipeline to the Djeno onshore terminal, also operated by Total.

According to the company, there will be no routine gas flaring and this is better for the environment.

Also, the all-electric design would reduce fuel consumption and improve energy efficiency by optimizing the amount of power needed to run the installations. All the produced water will be reinjected into the reservoir.

Source : offshoreenergytoday

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