Angola - Block 17

Angola - le bloc 17



  • Location: 200 km north-west of Luanda
  • Water depth: 600 to 1,400 m
  • Depth of deposit from the bottom of the sea: 400 to 1,600 m
  • Area: approximately 4,000 km2
  • Estimated amount of reserves in place: 1.55 billion barrels
  • Estimated recoverable reserves: more than 3 billion barrels
  • Production in 2012: 600,000 barrels / day
  • FPSO: Girassol, Dália, Pazflor, CLOV
  • Investments: Total (operator): 40% / Statoil: 23.33% / Esso: 20% / PO: 16.67%


In dates

  • 1992: allocation of block 17 to a consortium of which Elf Aquitaine is the operator
  • 1996: first discoveries with, in particular, Girassol
  • 1997: discovery of Dália
  • 1998: discovery of Rosa
  • 2000: discovery of the fields of Perpétua, Zínia, Acácia and Hortênsia, “petals” of Pazflor
  • 2001: first Girassol oil
  • 2003: connection of Jasmim to Girassol
  • 2004: launch of Rosa development
  • 2006: first oil from Dália
  • 2007: first oil from Rosa, connected to Girassol, and launch of the development of Pazflor
  • 2011: cutting of the first sheet of CLOV at the Paenal site and first oil from Pazflor
  • 2013: arrival of CLOV at the Paenal site and integration of 7,700 t of items manufactured in AngolaTotal AngolaShow more


Flowers block

Block 17 owes its nickname to the choice of giving each of its fields a flower name: Girassol (sunflower), Dália, Rosa, Pazflor (the flower of peace whose different tanks / petals bear the names of Perpétua, Zínia, Acácia and Hortênsia), Jasmim and finally CLOV, an acronym made up of Cravo (carnation), Lírio (lily), Orquídea and Violeta.


bloc 17 le bloc des fleurs

Block 17, called block of flowers


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