Total has started production from the second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for its Kaombo project off Angola.
Kaombo Sul has come online eight months after sister ship Kaombo Norte started pumping oil.
It will add 115,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and bring the overall production capacity to 230,000 bopd, equivalent to 15% of the country’s production.
Arnaud Breuillac, president, exploration and production at Total, said: “Leveraging the experience of Kaombo Norte, Kaombo Sul started up in the best possible conditions.
“This second FPSO stands out as an excellent example of standardisation to reduce costs and improve efficiency.”
The full Kaombo development consists of six fields spread over an area of 800 km2.
Gengibre, Gindungo and Caril were connected to the Kaombo Norte FPSO which started up last year, while the Mostarda, Canela and Louro fields have now been connected to Kaombo Sul.