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Summary Information

  • Operator: Total
  • Country: Angola
  • Location: Block 17
  • Production start: 2014
  • Partners: Total - 40%, Statoil (23.33%), Esso (Block 17) Limited (20%) and BP (16.67%).
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: The proved and probable reserves are estimated at approximately 500 million barrels of oil
  • Production Volume:


  • The development consists of four fields, Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta
  • These fields are located in Block 17 offshore Angola in water depths of 1,100 to 1,400 m
  • The project comprises 34 wells and 8 manifolds connected by 180 km of subsea pipelines to the Clov FPSO unit
  • The gas produced on CLOV will be exported via a subsea line to the onshore Angola Soyo LNG Terminal liquefaction plant


  • Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Eng. Co. Ltd. (DSME): Engineering, procurement, installation and construction of FPSO
  • KBR: Detailed design of topsides
  • Technip: 76 kilometers of dynamic and static production and water injection umbilicals
  • Subsea 7: Engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of 130km of pipes
  • FMC Technologies:
    • Fabrication, assembly and testing of 36 wellhead systems and 19 subsea trees
    • Manufacture of 7 complete manifold systems
    • Critical equipment testing, offshore installation support and equipment refurbishment
  • Vallourec: Supply of 28,500 tons - or 200 km - of coated seamless line pipes and bends
  • JDR Cable Systems: Design, manufacture and testing of 9 umbilical and reeler systems
  • KWsubsea: Lateral buckling and pipeline walking assessment and mitigation design for pipeline systems


  • 2010 - FMC awarded subsea production equipment contract
  • 2010 - KBR awarded topsides contract
  • 2011 - Technip awarded umbilical contracts
  • 2013 - The FPSO arrived in Angola
  • 2014 - CLOV begins production


  • The development will produce two types of oil: one with a 32 to 35° API gravity from the Oligocene reservoirs (Cravo-Lirio) and the other, more viscous, with a 20 to 30° API gravity from the Miocene reservoirs (Orquidea-Violeta)


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  2. Serimax Pipeline References
  3. KWsubsea Deepwater Project Highlights References
  4. Acergy S.A. awarded $1.3 billion contract for deepwater development offshore West Africa
  5. Angola: Total Launches CLOV Development on Block 17
  6. FMC Technologies Awarded $520 Million Order for Total's CLOV Development
  7. JDR To Supply FMC With (IWOC) Umbilical And Reeler Systems For The CLOV Project
  8. KBR to Execute Topsides Detailed Design for TOTAL's CLOV FPSO
  9. Technip awarded umbilical contracts in Angola
  10. Vallourec provides Total with a wide range of premium offshore solutions off the Angolan coast
  11. CLOV Start Up In Angola: Total Increases Block 17 Production To 700,000 Barrels Per Day
  12. Inauguration of CLOV in Angola

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