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Summary Information

  • Operator: Exxon
  • Country: Angola
  • Location: Block 15, Offshore
  • Production start: 2004
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Kizomba A platform is installed in 1250 meters of water and weighs more than 28.000 tons
    • The 285m-long, 63m-wide, 88.5m-high Kizomba-A FPSO is capable of producing and refining 250,000 bbls of crude oil per day in addition to storing a total of 2.2 million bbls. It can be said to be an offshore crude oil production plant accommodating 100-plus workers.
  • Kizomba-B FPSO facility is 285 metres long, 63 metres wide and 32 metres high. It is capable of storing 2.2 million barrels of crude oil in its lower hull facilities while processing 250,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
    • It is permanently moored in water depths of 1,005 - 1,280 metres (3,300 - 4,200 feet).
  • Kizomba Satellites Project
    • Phase 1 of the project involved 18 wells with subsea tiebacks from the Mavacola and Clochas fields
    • Kizomba Satellites Phase 2 is a Block 15 subsea infrastructure development of the Kakocha, Bavuca and Mondo South fields.
    • The Mondo South field is being developed with tiebacks to the Mondo FPSO, while the Kakocha and Bavuca fields are being developed with tiebacks to the Kizomba B FPSO


  • Heerema: Contract to build the floating drilling platform for the Kizomba A project
  • HHI: Turn key contract for Kizomba-A FPSO
  • JDR: Catenary Power Cable, Kizomba IWOCS umbilical, Flying leads and Topside umbilicals
  • Oceaneering: Electro-hydraulic steel tube control umbilicals totaling approximately 34 kilometers (21 miles) in length and a hardwired communication link (HCL) umbilical about 15 kilometers (9.5 miles) in length for the Kizomba Satellites Project
  • DSME: TLP fabrication
  • Saipem: Engineering, procurement, construction and installation for the risers and flowlines facilities of the Kizomba B Project and installation of FPSO mooring systems and subsea manifolds and umbilicals
  • Amec: Design, engineering and project management services for Kizomba ‘B’ floating production and offloading (FPSO) facility
  • Aker Solutions: Umbilicals
  • BiFab: Kizomba 'B' - Design / Fab of Local Equipment Room / Drillers Control Cabin
  • GE Oil & Gas: Subsea production equipment for Kizomba Satellites


  • 1994 - ExxonMobil was awarded Block 15
  • 2001 - Heerema awarded a contract by Esso to build the floating drilling platform for the Kizomba A project
  • 2003 - Saipem awarded Kizomba B contract
  • 2004 - Kizomba A first oil
  • 2005 - Kizomba B first oil
  • 2008 - Kizomba C first oil
  • 2009 - GE Oil & Gas awarded Kizomba Satellites contract
  • 2012 - ExxonMobil Starts Production from the Kizomba Satellites Project
  • 2015 - Oil Production begins at Kizomba Satellites Phase 2



  1. Bifab Platform References
  2. Aker Solutions Umbilical References
  3. International Protective Coatings Floating Platform Referenc
  4. JDR Cable Systems Provides Multiple Cable And Umbilical Systems For The Kizomba A Project
  5. ExxonMobil Starts Production from the Kizomba Satellites Project in Angola
  6. Heerema awarded Kizomba A contract
  7. HHI completes a mammoth-size turnkey FPSO project in Angola
  8. AMEC Awarded ‘Kizomba B’ Oil & Gas Project
  9. Oceaneering Announces Kizomba Satellites Umbilical Contract
  10. Saipem wins offshore construction contracts for USD 490 million offshore Angola
  11. GE Oil & Gas Wins ExxonMobil Contract to Provide Subsea Production Equipment for Angolan Offshore Project
  12. ExxonMobil Begins Oil Production Ahead of Schedule at Kizomba Satellites Phase 2

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