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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 Kizomba Angolan dance.

Kizomba A

The Kizomba A project utilizes the Hungo and Chocalho oil fields, in the so-called Block 15 concession 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 (at the time of construction the world's largest), with a storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels (350,000 m3). Built at a cost of over US$800 million by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, it is operated by Esso Exploration Angola (ExxonMobil). Located in 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) of water at Deepwater block 320 kilometres (200 statute miles; 170 nautical miles) offshore in the Atlantic Ocean from Angola, West Africa, it weighs 81,000 tonnes and is 285 metres (935 ft) long, 63 metres (207 ft) wide and 32 metres (105 ft) high.[1]

Kizomba B

Kizomba B is situated 8 km to the east of Kizomba A. ExxonMobil reported the startup phase in October 2005.[2]

Kizomba C

The third phase, Kizomba C, was designed to develop 600 million barrels of oil from the Mondo, Saxi and Batuque fields in approximately 2,400 ft of water.[3] It was planned to be launched in 2008 but was cancelled in 2007 as it was too expensive and not deemed necessary.


  1. ^ "Production grows in West Africa’s largest deepwater development" - The Lamp - Volume 86 Number 3 2004 - Exxon Mobil Corporation
  2. ^ BBC: Oil giants count cost of hurricane season
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External links

  • Kizomba map

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