Chevron has commenced production on the Lifua field, located in Angola’s offshore Block 0, at a water depth of 70 meters. The development of the field is phased, with the Lifua-A fixed metallic platform, model (STS), recently installed, representing the first of three phases (A, B and C), for the Lifua project.
“The Lifua-A platform is interconnected with the existing facilities in the Takula Area and is expected to produce a total of 6,500 barrels of oil per day from the Vermelha and Likouala reservoirs”, according to ANPG, Angola’s petroleum regulatory agency.
“The equipment was 100% manufactured in Angola, applying low-cost concepts and technologies with a short manufacturing time”, ANPG explains in a release.
“The development strategy for this oil field is to apply innovative solutions, using existing facilities and services to reduce development and operating costs, in order to increase the economy of small discoveries of petroleum found in the current Development Areas”, the regulator says.
Chevron, through its Angolan subsidiary CABGOC, is the operator of Block 0 with 39.2%. Partners include Sonangol EP (41% interest), TOTALEnergies (10% interest) and ENI (9.8%).