Chevron Makes Final Investment Decision on Mafumeira Sul Project Offshore
$5.6 billion project is second-stage development of successful Mafumeira Field
SAN RAMON, Calif. -- February 6, 2013
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) announced today that its Cabinda Gulf Oil
Company Limited subsidiary will proceed with the development of the Mafumeira
Sul project located offshore Angola.
Located 15 miles (24 km) offshore Cabinda province in 200 feet (60 m) of
water, the $5.6 billion Mafumeira Sul project is the second stage of
development of the Mafumeira Field located in Block 0. The project scope
includes 50 wells, two wellhead platforms, a central processing and
compression facility and approximately 75 miles (121 km) of subsea pipelines.
“This decision demonstrates our commitment to further developing opportunities
in Angola where Chevron has a leading position and further adds to our strong
queue of major capital projects under development,” said George Kirkland, vice
chairman, Chevron Corporation.
“When completed, this project is expected to grow the company’s production
capacity in the Mafumeira Field,” said Ali Moshiri, president of Chevron
Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company. “This development
builds off the success of the Mafumeira Norte project and our strong track
record of developing other major capital projects in the region.”
Mafumeira Sul is expected to reach first oil in 2015 and build toward peak
total daily production of 110,000 barrels of crude oil and 10,000 barrels of
liquefied petroleum gas. Associated natural gas will be commercialized through
the Angola Liquefied Natural Gas (ALNG) plant in Soyo, Angola.
Chevron’s subsidiary is the operator and holds a 39.2 percent interest in
Mafumeira Sul. Chevron’s partners are Sonangol E.P. (41 percent), Total (10
percent) and ENI (9.8 percent). Mafumeira Norte, the initial development of
the Mafumeira Field, achieved first oil in 2009 and currently produces more
than 40,000 barrels of oil a day. Chevron produces 340,000 barrels of oil and
condensate (108,000 net) from Block 0.
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