Total’s Dalia phase 1A starts production
CABINDA, July 21, 2015 – Production has kicked off at Total’s Dalia phase 1A development in Angola’s offshore block 17. The project is expected to tap 51 million barrels of oil and add 30,000 barrels of oil per day to the block’s production count.
Phase 1A entails Total drilling a total of seven new infill wells that will be tied back to the Dalia floating production, storage and offloading unit. The project will help maintain production levels in the Dalia zone of block 17 at around 200,000 barrels per day and generate additional cash flow for the company, according to a Total press release.
Block 17 is the Total’s most productive licence, with overall production topping 2 billion barrels per day in May 2015. The company operates three other floating production, storage and offloading units in the block: Girassol, Pazflor and CLOV.
Total holds a 40-percent operating interest in block 17. The remaining shareholders include Norway’s Statoil (23.33-percent), Esso Exploration Angola Block 17 (20-percent) and BP Exploration Angola (16.67-percent). Angola’s state-owned oil and gas company Sonangol is the concessionaire.
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