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Work Starts on a New FPSO For Angola’s Newfield Deepwater Development

By Toyin Akinosho

Partners on Block 15/06 in deepwater Angola have carried out the survey and installation of the first modules of the Floating Oil Production, Storage and Transfer Unit (FPSO) for the Agogo field, the country’s regulator has reported.

“These are the first two modules of the twelve (12) that will make up the FPSO Agogo”, the National Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANPG) says in a statement.

“The others are being built in Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam”.

The vessel is expected to be delivered to Angolan waters in December 2025.

Azule Energy, the Incorporated Joint Venture between ENI and bp is the operator of Agogo field, with partners including state hydrocarbon company Sonangol and the Chinese behemoth, Sinopec.

“The construction of riser protectors, suction anchors, submarine distribution units (SDU), among other tasks, is reserved for Sonamet’s shipyards in Benguela”, ANPG explains on its website. “The unit will feature technologies that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and improve its operational efficiency”.

Diamantino Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Petroleum, appealed to the partners to use the operations of the FPSO to reinforce Local Content in the country’s oil sector. “We want them to increase the Angolan workforce and pay special attention to their training, preparing them for major challenges. Likewise, I would like them to make more use of existing facilities and equipment in our country, in order to strengthen our Local Content”, he appealed.

Adriano Mongini, CEO of Azule, said that the Agogo Project will maximize the reserves of Block 15/06 and optimize the Agogo and Ndungu Fields, increasing production to 170 thousand barrels per day.

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