Moho Nord: Total brings new offshore field in Congo on stream

Total has started production from the Moho Nord deep offshore project. The field lies around 75 kilometers off Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo. It has a production capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

“Moho Nord is the biggest oil development to date in the Republic of Congo.  It is a showcase for Total’s deep offshore operational excellence. Furthermore, it consolidates our leading position in Africa,” stated Arnaud Breuillac, president for exploration & production at Total. “Moho Nord will contribute to the reinforcement of Total’s cash flow and to its production growth.”

The Moho Nord field is developed through 34 wells tied back to a new tension leg platform, the first for Total in Africa, and to Likouf, a new floating production unit. The oil is processed on Likouf and exported by pipeline to the Djeno onshore terminal. The terminal is also operated by Total.

No flaring at Moho Nord

All facilities have been designed to minimise the environmental footprint. There will be no routine flaring while the all-electric design improves energy efficiency by optimizing the amount of power needed to run the installations. All produced water will be reinjected into the reservoir.

Total is the operator of the project with a 53.5% interest. Its partners are Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited (31.5%) and the national oil company Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo (SNPC, 15%).

Total in the Republic of Congo

Total is the country’s leading oil producer. The company has been active in the Republic of Congo for almost 50 years and operates nearly half of the country’s production. In 2016, Total’s share of production averaged 89,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. As in all host countries, Total supports long-term projects focused on education, public health, economic development and the environment in the Republic of Congo.

More information about Total’s community engagement and about the Moho Nord development is available on the company website.

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