PSVM is the second BP-operated development in Angolaoil and oil is produced through a converted hull, floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) and is the first FPSO in Angola ultra-deep water.
PSVM Development Partners
Sonangol P&P (45%),
Sonangol is the concessionaire.
First Oil: December 2012
- The PSVM consists of a converted FPSO with 19 topside modules and an external bow mounted turret. The approximate weights are 20,000 tonne topsides and 3,000tonne turret
- The FPSO produces an average of 106,000 bpd, with a production design capacity of 157,000 bpd and a storage capacity of approximately 1.8 million barrels.
- 40 production, gas and water injection plus 8 (capitalised) wells with defined locations and functions.
- 15 manifolds and associated subsea equipment.
- 155 km of flowlines and 93 km of control umbilicals.
- All topside modules were constructed in Singapore and Malaysia.
- First oil from PSVM was achieved 6th December 2012.
- 8 of the 15 manifolds were built in Angola
- Deepest well VNWA at approx. 4,000m TVDmetres (True vertical depth)
- Longest well: VBPA at approx. 4,900m MD
- Discoverer Luanda Drillship is 35% owned by Angolan company
- 8 of the 15 manifolds are being built in Angola
- A new multi-jointing yard and marine supply base was established at Porto Amboim. The multi-Jointing work involved 175,000 manhours and 5,500 welds.
- Multi jointing was carried out at Dande. The work involved 320,000 man hours and 5,820 welds on 66 km of fowlines.
- A number of umbilicals were manufactured at the Angoflex factory in Lobito
- Most of module support stools, miscellaneous atmospheric vessels, suction piles, pipe racks are being constructed primarily at Sonamet yard in Lobito, and at Sonils yard in Luanda.
- Riser buoyancy cans and piles have been built in Lobito.
- The project has created many direct and indirect jobs.
- The project is supporting corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.