Gimboa Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Sonangol
  • Country: Angola
  • Location: 85 km offshore the Angolan cost, in the block 4
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Gimboa project consists of three production and four water injection subsea wells, clustered around a central manifold and tied-back to a floating production storage and offloading unit, the Gimboa FPSO


  • Saipem: Contract for the provision and management of a FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel
  • Aker Kvaerner: Project management, engineering, manufacturing, testing, delivery and installation support for the Gimboa subsea production system
  • Technip: engineering, procurement, fabrication, testing, installation and pre-commissioning of:
    • one production and one water injection flexible flowlines
    • one gas lift flexible pipe,
    • one service umbilical,
    • associated flexible risers system, and
    • flexible well jumpers


  • 2004 - Gimboa Oil Field discovered
  • 2006 - Sonangol signed a contract with Aker Kvaerner for supply of the subsea production system
  • 2006 - Saipem awarded FPSO contract
  • 2007 - Additional reserves discovered
  • 2009 - First production



  1. Aker Kvaerner awarded subsea contract with Sonangol
  2. Technip awarded contract from Sonangol for the Gimboa field project in Angola
  3. Saipem awarded a new contract worth USD 570 million in offshore Angola
  4. Additional reserves in block 4/05 offshore Angola

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