Building on experience supporting Total’s operations in Angola, Nigeria, Gabon, and previous projects in Congo, Vallourec provided drill string engineering, high performance drill pipe, oil country tubular goods (OCTG), drill pipe risers, and welding services for the Moho Nord field, 75 km off Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo.
Total planned the Moho Nord field to produce from two separate reservoirs. The Albian reservoir will be accessed by 17 dry tree wells on Total’s first tension leg platform (TLP) in Africa. The Miocene reservoir will be developed with 28 subsea wells, including Phase 1 Bis. All of the Moho Nord wells will produce to the Likouf floating production unit (FPU), which has two separate processing trains (handling H2 S and C02 along with oil, gas and water) and the capacity to export 100,000 BOEPD via pipeline to Total’s Djéno onshore terminal. Drilling began in 2014 and first production came ashore in March 2017.