Zafiro Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Exxon
  • Country: Equatorial Guinea
  • Location: Block B, northwest of Bioko Island
  • Production start: 1996
  • Partners: Exxon - 71.25%, Devon - 23.75%, Government of Equatorial Guinea - 5%
  • Type: Oil - New Zafiro Crude Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Zafiro was the first deepwater field to be brought on-stream in West Africa and is currently the main producing field in Equatorial Guinea
  • The field utilises the Serpentina FPSO which was converted from the tanker, Amazon Eagle and is able to process up to 110,000 barrels per day of oil


  • Keppel: Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) conversion
  • Mustang Engineering: FPSO engineering
  • Manatee: Flow assurance lead role during FEED and start up planning, including development of operating strategies


  • 1995 - Zafiro Oil Field discovered
  • 1996 - Production launched
  • 2003 - FSPO conversion completed
  • 2003 - Initiation of production from the Southern Expansion Area
  • 2008 - Devon Energy sells its stake to GEPetrol



  1. Manatee Offshore References
  2. Fiberbond Offshore Platform References
  3. Devon Energy Increases Production From the Zafiro Field in Equatorial Guinea
  4. Keppel Shipyard on course to complete FPSO Serpentina conversion for Single Buoy Moorings Inc
  5. Devon Energy to Divest Assets and Terminate Operations in West Africa
  6. Devon Energy Agrees to Sell Assets in Equatorial Guinea for $2.2 Billion

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