Chevron has fired up oil production from the Moho Bilondo Phase 1b (SEN, 32/11) deepwater development offshore the republic of Congo.
The project includes 11 wells tied back to an existing floating production unit (FPU) and is expected to produce 40,000 bbl/d of oil.
Located about 75 km off the coast of Pointe-Noire in water depths ranging from 750 m to 1,200 m, Moho Bilondo Phase 1b is part of the Moho Nord joint-development project, the largest-ever oil and gas project undertaken in Congo.
The redevelopment allows the existing Alima FPU to produce from the Miocene reserves discovered in the central part of the zone covered by the Moho Bilondo licence. It has involved expanding the subsea production network and debottlenecking the Alima to produce and process the additional oil from the new reservoirs.