Azurite Oil And Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Murphy Oil
  • Country: Congo
  • Location: Mer Profonde Sud Block, 80 nautical miles offshore
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: Murphy Oil - 50 %, PA Resources - 35 % and Societe Nationale Petroles du Congo - 15 %
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Azurite field is located 80 nautical miles offshore the Republic of the Congo, in block "Mer Profonde Sud", at a water depth of 1,400 meters
  • The field is operated using the Azurite FDPSO
  • The vessel has a storage capacity of 1.4 million barrels of oil and a process capacity of 60,000 bfpd/ 40,000 bopd.
  • The vessel is spread-moored at a water depth of 1,400 meters.


  • Prosafe: Conversion of the FDPSO
  • Technip:
    • Engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation and pre-commissioning of two production and one water injection flexible risers, two production jumpers and one umbilical.
    • Supply of ten well jumpers and provide transportation, installation and pre-commissioning for subsea equipment supplied by Murphy


  • 2007 - Technip awarded engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation and pre-commissioning contract
  • 2007 - Prosafe awarded FDPSO conversion contract
  • 2009 - First oil produced



  1. Technip awarded contract for the Azurite field development in Congo
  2. Prosafe confirms the first FDPSO contract
  3. PA Resources announces first production at Azurite field

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