- Kizomba deepwater project
The Kizomba deepwater project, is an oil drilling project owned and operated by
ExxonMobil, situated off the coast of northern Angola. It is named after the KizombaAngolan dance.__NOTOC__
The Kizomba A project utilizes the Hungo and Chocalho oil fields, in the so-called Block 15 consession off the Angolan coast. The project consists of a TLP and an FPSO, which receives oil from the wells to be stored until transfer to tankers.
The Kizomba A FPSO is the world's largest, with a storage capacity of convert|2.2|Moilbbl|m3. Built at a cost of over US$800 million by
Hyundai Heavy Industriesin Ulsan, Korea, it is operated by Esso Exploration Angola( ExxonMobil). Located in 1200 meters (3,940 ft) of water at Deepwater block 200 statute miles (320 km) offshore in the Atlantic Oceanfrom Angola, West Africa, it weighs 81,000 tonnes and is 285 meters long, 63 meters wide, and 32 meters high (935 ft by convert|207|ft|m|abbr=on by 105 ft). [http://www.exxonmobileurope.com/Corporate/Newsroom/Publications/TheLamp_3_2005/story2.asp "Production grows in West Africa’s largest deepwater development"] - The Lamp - Volume 86 Number 3 2004 - Exxon Mobil Corporation]
Kizomba B is situated 8km to the east of Kizomba A.
Kizomba C is expected to start operation in 2008.
* [http://www.rigzone.com/news/image_detail.asp?img_id=2861 Kizomba map]
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