Chevron Corp. and partners in the Republic of Congo (ROC) saw first production flows from the deepwater development Moho Bilondo Phase 1b. Moho Bilondo Phase 1b is part of the Moho Nord joint development project, the largest-ever oil and gas project undertaken in the ROC.
Phase 1b project includes 11 wells tied back to an existing floating production unit and is expected to produce a total of 40,000 bpd of oil. The Phase 1b development targeted reserves in the southern portion of the Moho Bilondo permit area. The Moho Nord subsea development, which will be the second phase of the Moho Nord joint development project, is in the northern part of the area.
The Moho Nord development project involves a tension-leg platform, a floating production unit with a processing capacity of 100,000 bpd of oil, and a 50-mile pipeline to the onshore Djeno Terminal.
“First oil from the Moho Bilondo Phase 1b development is the latest successful start-up in our diverse portfolio of deepwater projects, which we expect to generate value for years to come,” said Jay Johnson, executive VP Upstream, Chevron.
“The successful development of Phase 1b demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Republic of Congo and is a testament to industry and government cooperation,” said Ali Moshiri, president of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company.
“The project integrates the unique skills and expertise of multiple partners to deliver challenging projects and new energy production.”
Chevron Overseas (Congo) has a 31.5% working interest in the Moho Bilondo permit area, along with Total E&P Congo (53.5% working interest and operator) and the national oil company, Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (15% working interest).