Oil extraction equipment built in Angola

16 July 2015

AKER Solutions Enterprises and Sonamet established a partnership for the supply of equipment for oil extraction to the Kaombo project, operated by Total E&P Angola, a subsidiary of French group Total, according to Norwegian group AKER Solutions.

Under the recently signed partnership agreement, underwater equipment will be built in the shipyards of Sonamet in Lobito, as part of a contract worth US$2.4 billion that AKER Solutions Enterprises signed with the Total group.

The equipment will be used at the Kaombo project, located in block 32 in the Angolan sea, about 90 nautical miles from the coast, one of the largest projects of underwater oil exploration worldwide.

Total E&P Angola is the operator of block 32 with a share of 30 percent, and its partners are Sonangol (30 percent), Sonangol Sinopec International (20 percent), Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Overseas) Limited (15 percent) and Galp Energia (5 percent).

AKER Solutions Enterprises has a contract worth US$2.4 billion to provide French oil company TOTAL with underwater equipment for the production of oil intended for the Kaombo project (located in block 32). (macauhub/AO)