Angola: Total Launches CLOV Development on Block 17
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Date: 12 Aug 2010 10:35
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As operator of Block 17, Total announces the launch of development of the CLOV project and the awards of the principal contracts. This project is the fourth development pole in Angola’s deep offshore Block 17, after Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor. Drilling will start in 2012 and first oil is expected in 2014. Located approximately 140 kilometres from Luanda and 40 kilometres northwest of Dalia in water depths ranging from 1,100 to 1,400 metres, the CLOV development will lead to the four fields - Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta – coming on stream. The proved and probable reserves are estimated at approximately 500 million barrels of oil. Yves-Louis Darricarrère, President of Total Exploration & Production, declared: “After Girassol, Dalia and Pazflor, the launch of the CLOV development is a new milestone in Total’s long history in Angola demonstrating the technological capability that we have to successfully manage major projects”. The overall development plan for CLOV u
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