Wednesday, 10 December 2014

France's Total inaugurates major oil project off Angola

French oil firm Total on Thursday inaugurated a major project off Angola with a capacity of 160,000 barrels per day as the company touted its African investments in the face of falling prices.

New chief executive Patrick Pouyanne inaugurated the CLOV project, which draws from four deep-water fields off Angola in the Atlantic off southwestern Africa.

CLOV was launched in 2010 at a cost of $8 billion (6,5 billion euros). Thursday's inauguration came with petroleum-producing nations and the industry struggling with falling oil prices.

"Total has three particular strengths: ultra-deep water, liquefied natural gas and Africa," Pouyanne said at the ceremony, adding that Total was the largest producer on the continent.

It is also the largest producer in Angola.
"Despite the volatility of oil prices, we are keeping a long-term vision and we are maintaining the projects that have been announced, such as Kaombo in Angola," he said. Read More.....

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