A new contract for the Moho Nord oil field development project in the Republic of Congo has been awarded. Reportedly, the contract was awarded to Aker Solutions, the Norwegian oil and gas services provider by the French group TotalEnergies.
As per the contract, Aker will supply a set of devices that are crucial for the improvement of the Moho Nord oil field’s oil production. These devices include but are not limited to, subsea wellheads, deepwater standard and configurable (SPS) technology.
In addition, the contract covers operations to set up connection and distribution systems related to the oil field. According to the Norwegian oil and gas services provider, the execution of this contract should begin immediately. Deliveries are expected in the first quarter of 2025.
An overview of the Moho Nord oil field development project in the Republic of Congo
The development is located approximately 75km off the coast of Pointe Noire in the Moho-Bilondo license. The latter is 53.5% owned by Total E&P Congo, a subsidiary of Total, 31.5% by Chevron, and 15% by the Congolese state-owned oil company SNPC.
Moho Nord oil field development is the first deepwater offshore project in the country at water depths ranging between 650m and 1,100m. It is made up of Moho Bilondo Phase 1bis and Moho Nord subsea developments. Major contracts for the project were awarded in March 2013.
In Dec 2015 the development came online with the production from the Moho Bilondo Phase 1bis. The first production from the Moho Nord subsea development was achieved in March 2017.