Offshore Field Development Projects
CLOV CLOV
Operator:Total
Water Depth:1,300 m / 4,290 ft
Region:Africa - West
Country:Angola
Last Updated:Jun 13, 2014    (view update history)
Project Description
The CLOV project is an integrated development of a four-field cluster on the northwest sector of Angola's offshore Block 17. Consisting of the oil fields Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta discovered over a five-year time period, the CLOV project will be the fourth upstream project undertaken on the license.

Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

The other upstream projects on Block 17 include Girassol and Dalia, which are presently producing; and Pazflor, which is currently under development and is expected to commence production ...
The CLOV project is an integrated development of a four-field cluster on the northwest sector of Angola's offshore Block 17. Consisting of the oil fields Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta discovered over a five-year time period, the CLOV project will be the fourth upstream project undertaken on the license.

Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

The other upstream projects on Block 17 include Girassol and Dalia, which are presently producing; and Pazflor, which is currently under development and is expected to commence production in 2011.

Four Field Discoveries

The fourth oil discovery on Block 17, the Lirio field was discovered in September 1998. Drilled in (1,365 meters) of water, the Lirio-1 well is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of the Girrassol field. The well showed good quality oil at a daily flow rate of 11,000 barrels.

In October 1999, the seventh discovery was made on Angolan Block 17. Cravo-1 was drilled in 4,452 feet (1,357 meters) of water about 124 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Luanda. Flow tests on the well proved a rate of 12,800 barrels a day of high quality oil at 34 degrees API.

The 11th discovery on Block 17, the Violeta field was discovered by Transocean's Jim Cunningham semisub.

Discovered in September 1999, Orquidea-1 was the sixth deepwater discovery in Block 17 at a depth of 3,927 feet (1,197 meters) of water. The Orquidea-2 appraisal well drilled by Transocean's MG Hulme Jr. semisub confirmed the discovery and expanded the size of the Orquidea field in October 2006. At a water depth of 3,822 feet (1,165 meters), the well discovered oil-bearing reserves in both Miocene and Oligocene reservoirs. With the successful appraisal of the Orquidea-2 well, the fourth and final project on Angola's offshore Block 17 was officially a commercial viability.

Field Development

Gathering oil from Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta (CLOV), the field development project is currently in the engineering phase. At a daily production rate of 850,000 bopd, petroleum is expected to be produced through Block 17's fourth FPSO. Field development is scheduled to commence after 2010.
Activities
Status Updates
Total Starts Production at CLOV Deepwater Development
Type: Production Start

Jun. 2014 - In line with the initial work schedule, French supermajor Total announced the start of production at its deepwater CLOV development offshore Angola. CLOV consists of 34 wells drilled at the Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta fields tied back to an FPSO with a storage capacity of 1.8 million barrels. Produced gas is exported through a subsea pipeline to the shore-based Angola LNG liquefaction plant. The project will exploit 500 million barrels of proven and probable reserves and has the capacity to produce at a rate of 160,000 bopd. Total serves as operator with 40% interest and its partners include Statoil (23.33%), Esso Exploration (20%) and BP (16.67%).

Total Starts Production at CLOV Deepwater Development
Type: Production Start

Jun. 2014 - In line with the initial work schedule, French supermajor Total announced the start of production at its deepwater CLOV development offshore Angola. CLOV consists of 34 wells drilled at the Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta fields tied back to an FPSO with a storage capacity of 1.8 million barrels. Produced gas is exported through a subsea pipeline to the shore-based Angola LNG liquefaction plant. The project will exploit 500 million barrels of proven and probable reserves and has the capacity to produce at a rate of 160,000 bopd. Total serves as operator with 40% interest and its partners include Statoil (23.33%), Esso Exploration (20%) and BP (16.67%).

Total Moves Forward with CLOV Development
Type: Status Update

Mar. 2012 - Total reported that the CLOV development is progressing as planned with start-up slated for 2014. The CLOV project is located on Block 17 offshore Angola. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40 percent interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33 percent interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20 percent interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67 percent interest.

Converteam to Supply Electrical Equipment for CLOV FPSO
Type: Contract Award

Feb. 2011 - Converteam was awarded two contracts to supply electrical equipment for the CLOV development on the northwest sector of Angola's Block 17. Converteam will supply to GE five variable speed drive systems including motors for the main gas compressors on the CLOV FPSO. Delivery of the systems will begin in 2012 and the equipment will enter into operation in 2014. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

Aker to Supply MPP Umbilical for the CLOV Development
Type: Contract Award

Feb. 2011 - Aker Solutions has signed a contract with Framo Engineering AS to supply a subsea umbilical and associated equipment for Total's CLOV development project. Aker will supply a 6.5 mile (10.6 kilometer) multiphase power and control umbilical that will provide all system functions from the Framo Multiphase Pump Station. A total of 34 subsea wells will connect to the CLOV FPSO unit, which has a processing capacity of 160,000 bopd and a storage capacity of 1.78 million barrels. Final delivery of the equipment is scheduled for 2013. The CLOV project is located on Block 17 offshore Angola. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

Technip Consortium to Supply Umbilicals for Total's CLOV Development
Type: Contract Award

Jan. 2011 - Technip subsidiaries Angoflex and DUCO have won contracts to supply umbilicals for Total's CLOV development offshore Anogla. The contract calls for the supply of 47 miles (76 kilometers) of dynamic and static production and water injection umbilicals, which will be manufactured at the Angoflex facility in Lobito, Angola. Delivery of the umbilicals will take place in 2013. The CLOV project is located on Block 17 offshore Angola. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

Grenland Group to Deliver Minox Deoxygenating System for CLOV FPSO
Type: Contract Award

Nov. 2010 - Grenland Group signed an agreement with DSME to deliver a Minox Deoxygenating System for the Clov FPSO, which will have the capacity to treat 280,000 b/d of water to be used for water injection. Delivery of the system is planned for early 2012. The CLOV project is an integrated development of a four-field cluster on the northwest sector of Angola's offshore Block 17. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

GE to Supply Gas Turbines and Compressors for CLOV Project
Type: Contract Award

Nov. 2010 - GE received a US $113 million contract to supply gas turbines and compressors for the CLOV project offshore Angola. The company will supply four LM2500 plus G4 SAC aero derivative gas turbines for power generation, and five compressors for an FPSO that will play a critical role in CLOV's fourth development phase in deepwater Block 17. GE also is contracted to deliver long-term services to maintain these trees at peak performance levels to help optimize production from the project. The CLOV project is an integrated development of a four-field cluster on the northwest sector of Angola's offshore Block 17. Consisting of the oil fields Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta discovered over a five-year time period, the CLOV project will be the fourth upstream project undertaken on the license. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

KBR to Design Topsides for CLOV FPSO
Type: Contract Award

Oct. 2010 - KBR was selected by Total to perform a detailed engineering design for topsides of the FPSO for the CLOV development. KBR will execute the detailed engineering while collaborating with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, who is the EPC contractor of the project. The facility is designed to process nearly 160,000 bopd, handle 230 MMcf/d of natural gas, and will have the capacity to store 1.8 MMbbl. The CLOV project is an integrated development of a four-field cluster on the northwest sector of Angola's offshore Block 17. Consisting of the oil fields Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta discovered over a five-year time period, the CLOV project will be the fourth upstream project undertaken on the license.

Partners Approve CLOV Development
Type: Status Update

Aug. 2010 - Partners have approved the CLOV development, allowing for drilling to commence in 2012 and first oil to be reached in 2014. The CLOV development consists of four fields: Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta, located offshore Angola in Block 17. A total of 34 wells will be tied-back to the CLOV FPSO, which will have a processing capacity of 160,000 bopd at plateau and a storage capacity of 1.78 million barrels. The FPSO will have the ability to handle two types of oil – light oil with an API gravity between 32 to 35 degree from Oligocene reservoirs, and a 20 to 30 degree API gravity oil from Miocene reservoirs. Both oil streams will be combined and processed in one single train before storage. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

Acergy Gets EPC Contract for CLOV Development
Type: Contract Award

Jul. 2010 - Acergy was awarded a US $1.3 billion contract for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and installation of Total's CLOV deepwater development. Engineering will commence immediately, and offshore installation is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2012. The CLOV project is located on Block 17 offshore Angola. Total's Angolan subsidiary, Total E&P Angola, is the operator of Angolan Block 17 with a 40% interest. Partners in the license include Statoil with a 23.33% interest, Esso Exploration Angola with a 20% interest and BP Exploration Angola with a 16.67% interest.

CLOV FPSO
Producing - Jun 2014 to -

Under Construction - Jan 2010 to Jun 2014

Prospect - Oct 2006 to Jan 2010

At a daily production rate of 850,000 bopd, CLOV petroleum is expected to be produced through Block 17's fourth FPSO. Field development is scheduled to commence after 2010.

Violeta
Producing - Jun 2014 to -

Under Development - Jan 28, 2001 to Jun 2014

Gathering oil from Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta (CLOV), the field development project is currently in the engineering phase.

Discovery (Drilled) - Jan 26, 2001 to Jan 27, 2001

The 11th discovery on Block 17, the Violeta field is the fourth field to be included in the CLOV project.

Cravo
Producing - Jun 2014 to -

Under Development - Oct 23, 1999 to Jun 2014

Gathering oil from Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta (CLOV), the field development project is currently in the engineering phase.

Discovery (Drilled) - Oct 21, 1999 to Oct 22, 1999

Cravo-1 was drilled in 4,452 feet (1,357 meters) of water about 124 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Luanda.

Orquidea
Producing - Jun 2014 to -

Under Development - Oct 19, 2006 to Jun 2014

With the successful appraisal of the Orquidea-2 well, the fourth and final project on Angola's offshore Block 17 (CLOV) was officially a commercial viability.

Discovery (Appraised) - Oct 17, 2006 to Oct 18, 2006

The Orquidea-2 appraisal well confirmed the discovery and expanded the size of the Orquidea field in October 2006. At a water depth of 3,822 feet (1,165 meters), the well discovered oil-bearing reserves in both Miocene and Oligocene reservoirs.

Discovery (Drilled) - Sep 01, 1999 to Sep 02, 1999

Discovered in September 1999, Orquidea-1 was the sixth deepwater discovery in Block 17 at a depth of 3,927 feet (1,197 meters) of water.

Lirio
Producing - Jun 2014 to -

Under Development - Sep 05, 1998 to Jun 2014

Gathering oil from Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta (CLOV), the field development project is currently in the engineering phase.

Discovery (Drilled) - Sep 03, 1998 to Sep 04, 1998

The fourth oil discovery on Block 17, the Lirio field was discovered in September 1998.

Update History
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Field Updated Jun 13, 2014 45
Facility Updated Jun 13, 2014 45
Facility Status Updated Jun 13, 2014 45
Facility Status Added Jun 13, 2014 45
Field Status Updated Jun 13, 2014 45
Field Status Added Jun 13, 2014 45
Activity Added Jun 13, 2014 45
Field Updated Mar 26, 2012 854
Facility Status Updated Mar 26, 2012 854
Facility Status Added Mar 26, 2012 854
Facility Updated Mar 26, 2012 854
Activity Added Mar 26, 2012 854
Project Description Updated Jun 24, 2011 1130
Field Updated Feb 15, 2011 1259
Activity Added Feb 15, 2011 1259
Field Updated Feb 01, 2011 1273
Activity Added Feb 01, 2011 1273
Field Updated Jan 12, 2011 1293
Activity Added Jan 12, 2011 1293
Field Updated Nov 18, 2010 1348
Activity Added Nov 18, 2010 1348
Facility Updated Nov 01, 2010 1365
Activity Added Nov 01, 2010 1365
Field Updated Oct 15, 2010 1382
Activity Added Oct 15, 2010 1382
Field Updated Aug 11, 2010 1447
Activity Added Aug 11, 2010 1447
Field Updated Jul 29, 2010 1460
Activity Added Jul 29, 2010 1460
Project Description Updated Mar 19, 2010 1592
Project Description Updated Feb 10, 2010 1629
Project Description Added Dec 29, 2008 2037
Field Added Dec 29, 2008 2037
Facility Added Dec 29, 2008 2037
Facility Status Added Dec 29, 2008 2037
Field Status Added Dec 29, 2008 2037

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Facility Name CLOV FPSO
Duty Oil
Operator Total
Current Status Producing since 2014
Host Type FPSO
Water Depth 1,300 m / 4,290 ft
Dev.Cost n/a
 
Region Angola
 
Location 17
 
Field Name Cravo
Discovery Date Oct 1999
Block Block 17
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing
Production Start Jun 2014
Water Depth 1,357 m / 4,478 ft
Field Name Lirio
Discovery Date Sep 1998
Block Block 17
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing
Production Start Jun 2014
Water Depth 1,365 m / 4,505 ft
Field Name Orquidea
Discovery Date Sep 1999
Block Block 17
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing
Production Start Jun 2014
Water Depth 1,197 m / 3,950 ft
Field Name Violeta
Discovery Date Jan 2001
Block Block 17
Reserve Type Oil
Current Status Producing
Production Start Jun 2014
Water Depth n/a