Total, Sonangol green-light Zinia 2 tieback offshore Angola

Total and Sonangol have signed agreements for two new upstream projects offshore Angola.


The two companies agreed on contractual conditions for the development of Zinia Phase 2 in deepwater block 17, enabling a commitment to a final investment decision.


Zinia 2 will be connected to the Pazflor FPSO and will produce 40,000 b/d.


In addition, the two companies have decided to jointly explore deep offshore block 48. The first-phase programme will last for two years, and will include drilling of one exploration well.


Patrick Pouyanné, Total’s chairman and CEO, added that his company was striving to ensure start-up next summer of the twin-FPSO Kaombo development in ultra-deepwater block 32.