Production and handling
CLOV commenced production in June 2014 and is currently producing ~160 kBD. Sonangol is the Block 17 titleholder. Total is the operator. CLOV is marketed by the Co-Venturers (Total, ExxonMobil, BP, and Statoil), and Sonangol.
Nominal parcel sizes are one million barrels. The FPSO is designed with a 1.75 million barrels of storage capacity
Load Port Data
CLOV FPSO is located approximately 130 nautical miles offshore and NW of Luanda, Angola or at approximate position L-07°27'44'' south G-11°34'05'' east.
CLOV FPSO has two loading posts:
The main offloading system includes a loading buoy, located approximately one Nautical Mile away from the bow of the FPSO. This system can accommodate tankers up to 400 KDWT. The nominal offloading rate is 6,400 m3/hr. Terminal can accommodate VLCC or Suezmax first or second port under this configuration.
The tandem offloading is designed to accommodate tankers up to 250 KDWT at a nominal offloading rate of 6,400 m3/hr. Vessels using the tandem offloading operation are generally restricted to first port only.
Approaches to the FPSO can only be made during the hours of daylight, however export tankers may un-moor from the terminal at any time.
- Gravity 32.4
- Sulfur .26%
- Loading Port CLOV FPSO
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