The launch of the Multiphasic Pump project, in the Rosa field of Angola’s Block 17, will add 30,000 barrels of oil per day to production in Angola, announced Total E & P Angola and Angolan oil company Sonangol in a joint statement.
The statement said that exploration of that oilfield in the Angolan sea was part of a programme called Increase in Sunflower Resources (Aumento de Recursos do Girassol – GirRl), launched in 2010 to optimise oil recovery in fields related to the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO).
Technicians installed four high pressure multiphase pumps on the seabed, connected to the subsea production network of the Rosa Field, which will make it possible to recover 42 million barrels of additional reserves.
The project, whose technology is being used for the first time in the world, also includes installation of a connecting power cable between the Girassol FPSO and Dalia, to ensure the functioning of the pumps.
Block 17 is one of the largest operated by French group Total, with recorded accumulated production of 2 billion barrels in April 2015. The operation is guaranteed by four floating production, offloading and storage units.
Total E&P Angola is the operator of Block 17 with a 40 percent stake, and its partners are Statoil with 23.33 percent, Esso Exploration Angola Limited, with 20 percent and BP Exploration (Angola), with 16.67 percent. (macauhub/AO)