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 BP's activities in West Africa are focused on Angola where it has been present since the mid-1970s. Angola is one of the most important businesses in BP’s exploration and production portfolio and BP currently has interest in 10 export grades. We operate Greater Plutonio and PSVM developments
Clov
Dalia
Girassol
Hungo
Kissanje
Mondo
Pazflor
Plutonio
Saturno
Saxi Batuque Blend
Clov

Clov is a deepwater development located in Block 17, 130 kilometres offshore from Angola. The production hub consists of the Cravo, Liro, Orquidea and Violeta fields, known collectively as Clov. Other hubs in the block include Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor.  Total is the operator of Block 17, with BP holding a 16.67% interest.

 

The Clov fields have been developed via 39 wells and processed on the Clov FPSO which has a capacity of 160kbd. The operator Total sanctioned a second phase of development in 2018. The project comprises 8 new wells tied back to the existing infrastructure. 

 

Crude is available for export from the Clov FPSO via tankers.

Location Angola
Load terminal

Clov FPSO

Parcel sizes 1,000,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Dalia

Dalia is a deepwater development located in Block 17, 130 kilometres offshore from Angola. The production hub consists of the Dalia and Camelia fields. Other hubs in the block include Girassol, Clov and Pazflor. Total is the operator of Block 17, with BP holding a 16.67% interest.

 

Dalia has been developed via subsea wells tied back to the Dalia FPSO which has a capacity of 240kbd. The Anturio and Tulipa discoveries could potentially be tied-back to the FPSO.

 

Dalia is a heavy acidic crude (semi-sweet).

 

Crude is available for export from the Dalia FPSO via tankers.

Location  Angola
Load terminal

Dalia FPSO

Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Girassol

Girassol is a deepwater development located in Block 17, 130 kilometres offshore from Angola. The production hub consists of the Girassol field and the Jasmim satellite field. Other hubs in the block include Pazflor, Clov and Dalia. Total is the operator of Block 17, with BP holding a 16.67% interest.

 

Girassol has been developed via subsea wells tied back to the Girassol FPSO which has a capacity of 270kbd (world’s largest FPSO at the time of installation). The Rosa field is also tied back to the FPSO.

 

Girassol is a medium sweet and non-acidic crude.

 

Crude is available for export from the Girassol FPSO via tankers.

Location  Angola
Load terminal

Girassol FPSO

Parcel sizes 1,000,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Hungo

Hungo is a deepwater development in Block 15, 120 kilometres offshore from Angola. Exxon is the operator of Block 15, with BP holding a 26.67% interest.

 

The development exploits the Chocalho and Hungo fields and production started in August 2004. The fields were developed using a tension leg platform (TLP) and the Hungo crude was produced using the Kizomba A FPSO which has a capacity of 270kbd. Kizomba A was the first development to use a dry completion unit in deepwater West Africa.

 

Kizomba Satellites Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been developed as subsea tie-backs to the Kizomba A and B FPSOs. Production from the subsea tie-backs will help to offset the declining production from Kizomba A (Hungo) and B (Kissanje).

 

Hungo is a heavy sour crude.

Location  Angola
Load terminal

Kizomba A FPSO

Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Kissanje

Kissanje is a deepwater development in Block 15, 120 kilometres offshore from Angola. Exxon is the operator of Block 15, with BP holding a 26.67% interest.

 

The development exploits the Dikanza and Kissanje fields and production started in July 2005. The fields were developed using a tension leg platform (TLP) and the Kissanje crude was produced using the Kizomba B FPSO which has a capacity of 250kbd.

 

Kizomba Satellites Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been developed as subsea tie-backs to the Kizomba A and B FPSOs. Production from the subsea tie-backs will help to offset the declining production from Kizomba A (Hungo) and B (Kissanje).

 

Kissanje is a medium sweet crude.

Location  Angola
Load terminal

Kizomba B FPSO

Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Mondo

Mondo is a deepwater development in Block 15, 120 kilometres offshore from Angola. Exxon is the operator of Block 15, with BP holding a 26.67% interest.

 

The development exploits the Mondo and Mondo South fields and production started in January 2008. The fields were developed using subsea tie-back to the Mondo FPSO (capacity of 100kbd).  

 

Mondo is a medium semi-sweet crude.

 

Crude is available for export via tanker with maximum loading rate of 44kb/h. 

Location Angola
Load terminal

Mondo FPSO

Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Pazflor

Pazflor is a deepwater development in Block 17, 130 kilometres offshore from Angola. The production hub consists of the Acacia, Hortensia, Perpetua and Zinia fields, known collectively as Pazflor. Other hubs in the block include Girassol,  Clov and Dalia. Total is the operator of Block 17, with BP holding a 16.67% interest.

 

Pazflor has been developed via subsea wells tied back to the Pazflor FPSO which has a capacity of 220kbd. Infill drilling at Acacia has added additional volumes from 2018 and Zinia Phase 2 is expected to create additional upside.

 

Pazflor is a light sweet crude.

 

Crude is available for export from the Pazflor FPSO via tankers.

Location Angola
Load terminal Pazflor FPSO
Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Plutonio
Greater Plutonio FPSO

The Greater Plutonio development (Block 18) was the first BP-operated asset in Angola and consists of five distinct fields discovered between 1999 and 2001 (Cobalto, Cromio, Galio, Paladio and Plutonio). The development uses an FPSO – Greater Plutonio (capacity of 240kbd) to process produced fluids and export crude oil. The FPSO is connected to the wells by a large subsea system. Greater Plutonio came onstream in October 2007.

 

In 2017, the FPSO celebrated 10 years since the hull of Greater Plutonio was eased into position above the oil and gas reservoirs of Block 18. 500 million barrels of oil have flown from the wells through the FPSO’s processing plant and onwards for export to refineries across the world. 

 

As well as the Greater Plutonio fields, BP has three other discoveries on Block 18: Cesio, Chumbo and Platina. 

 

Plutonio is a medium sweet crude.

Location Angola
Load terminal Greater Plutonio FPSO
Parcel sizes 1,000,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
Saturno
PSVM in numbers

The PSVM development was named after the ‘dwarf planet’ Pluto and the planets Saturn, Venus and Mars consists of four fields spread over an area 34 kilometres wide and in water depths of up to 2,000 metres. The fields produce hydrocarbons via a large FPSO (capacity of 157kbd), which was the first in Angolan ultra-deep water. Production started in 2012.

 

The Leda field, which is located 16 kilometres northwest, may also be tied back to the PSVM development.

 

Saturno is a heavy sour crude.

Location Angola
Load terminal PSVM FPSO
Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels
Saxi Batuque Blend

Saxi Batuque is a deepwater development in Block 15, 120 kilometres offshore from Angola. Exxon is the operator of Block 15, with BP holding a 26.67% interest.

 

The development exploits the, Saxi and Batuque fields and production started in January 2008. The fields were developed using subsea tie-back. Production of the Saxi-Batuque crude is achieved using  the Saxi Batuque FPSO (capacity of 100kbd).

 

Saxi-Batuque is a medium sweet blend.

 

Crude is available for export via tanker with maximum loading rate of 41kb/h.

Location Angola
Load terminal Saxi Batuque FPSO
Parcel sizes 950,000 barrels, VLCC co-load option
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