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Total Starts Production from Moho Nord

Total has started production from the Moho Nord deepwater project, 75km offshore Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo. The project, which taps deposits located in water depths of 450m to 1,200m, has a production capacity of 100,000 boe/d. “Moho Nord is the biggest oil development to date in the Republic of the Congo,” says Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total.

The development involves drilling of 34 wells tied back to a new tension leg platform, the first for Total offshore Africa, and to Likouf, a new floating production unit. Oil is processed on Likouf then exported by pipeline to the Djeno onshore terminal, also operated by Total. The facilities have been designed to minimise their environmental footprint, with no routine flaring and all-electric systems that optimise the amount of power needed to run the installations. In addition, all produced water will be reinjected into the reservoir.

Total operates with a 53.5% interest, in partnership with Chevron Overseas (Congo) (31.5%) and Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15%).