Kuito Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Chevron
  • Country: Angola
  • Location: Offshore
  • Production start: 2000
  • Partners: Sonangol, Agip, Total and Petrogal
  • Type: Kuito Crude
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Offshore Cabinda, Angola, at a water depth of approximately 400 meters
  • Kuito is the first deepwater oil field offshore Angola to start commercial production
  • Underwater facilities are linked to a Floating Process Storage Offloading, the Kuito FPSO vessel through a piping and manifolds network.
  • The FPSO vessel is connected to a loading buoy where export tankers will tie up to load the crude oil
  • A subsea water injection system, installed in conjunction with the initial subsea production system and controlled aboard the FPSO, enhances production from the field
    • Phase 1A included Kuito FPSO, 12 producing wells, an oil export system and one gas-injection well
    • Phase 1B included 5 water-injection wells produced through a separate subsea injection manifold
    • Phase 1C includes a separate subsea production manifold, flowlines and umbilicals, as well as seven producing and four water-injection wells.


  • SBM Offshore: Provision of FPSO
  • Asea Brown Boveri and Coflexip Stena Offshore: Sub-sea wellheads and piping
  • Sedco-Forex: Drilling and completion


  • 1997 - Kuito Oil Field discovered
  • 1998 - Chevron Awards Contracts For Development
  • 1999 - Naming Of FPSO Kuito
  • 2000 - First production
  • 2001 - Phase 1C production started



  1. Chevron Awards Contracts For Development Of Kuito Field
  2. Chevron Announces Naming Of FPSO Kuito
  3. First Commercial Production Starts in the Kuito Deepwater Oil Field on Block 14 Offshore Angola
  4. Chevron Starts Production From Angola's First Deep-water Oil Field
  5. ChevronTexaco, Partners Announce First Oil Production From The Next Phase Of Kuito Development

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