Total E&P Angola has awarded DNV GL the contract for its flagship Kaombo project. Angola is a country of strategic importance for Total and Kaombo will secure the sustainable growth of Total E&P Angola’s offshore resources.
Delivered by DNV GL’s Noble Denton Marine Assurance service area, the MWS activities will focus upon the review of the design documentation and the execution of critical marine operations. The MWS team will support Kaombo project teams in assuring the project transportation and installations are conducted to recognised guidelines, standards and client internal requirements. The project sees the installation of the largest single award subsea, umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) contract ever to be placed. The extensive ultra deepwater development plan comprises the installation of 300km of flowlines and 20 manifolds to connect 59 wells to the two VLCCs converted into turret-moored floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.
The DNV GL MWS team is regularly engaged in providing marine consultancy and assurance services to all major operators in West Africa. Stephen Norman, senior business development manager for the UK and sub saharan Africa says: “we have a proven track record with Total in Angola having previously worked on the CLOV, GirRI and Dalia projects and we are grateful to be recognised once again to support the delivery of a truly mega project.”
He adds: “the work will be coordinated and managed by DNV GL’s London office which has recently completed the successful installation of the CLOV development. It will be supported with local attendances from regional DNV GL offices in Luanda, Singapore, Houston, Jakarta and Dubai.”
Sergio Garcia, Sub Saharan Africa regional manager says: “Our Angolan team will be headed by a local MWS consultant who will drive engagement and training to support the Kaombo project using competent Angolan nationals who will be trained to support the development of MWS in the region. This will deliver long term benefits to the country and build upon DNV GL’s competence within Angola supporting clients with a more proactive delivery of local MWS”.
The Kaombo project is a development at Block 32, located about 150km offshore Angola. It includes six fields, Gindungo, Gengibre, Caril, Canela, Louro and Mostarda which will be tied back to two converted FPSOs. The water depth in the development area extends from 1400m (Gindungo) to 1950m (Louro).