Angola LNG

business overview
committed to clean-burning energy

The Angola Liquefied Natural Gas (ALNG) Project is one of the largest energy projects on the African continent and the first LNG project in Angola. Located in Soyo and operated by Angola LNG Limited, ALNG commercializes associated natural gas produced by Chevron and other crude oil operators.

As the world’s first LNG plant supplied with associated gas, ALNG supports continued offshore oil field development. With a capacity to process 1.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day, the ALNG plant helps Chevron meet the global demand for abundant, cleaner-burning natural gas.

In early 2016, work was completed on plant modifications and capacity and reliability enhancements. Production restarted and LNG cargos resumed in 2016.

annual facility capacity

5.2

million metric tons

expected average total daily sales

670

million cubic feet of natural gas

expected average total daily sales

63,000

barrels natural gas liquids

“The ALNG project is commercializing natural gas resources in western Africa to meet growing demand in the region and internationally and is expected to contribute to the development of Angola’s natural gas industry.”

John J. Baltz
Managing Director, Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Limited

Angola LNG is the world’s first LNG plant supplied with associated gas that is a byproduct of crude oil production from nearby offshore blocks.

technology
a subsea engineering feat

Chevron achieved a subsea engineering feat when it completed the drilling of a well intersection conduit beneath the Congo River’s submarine canyon – one of the largest in the world – as part of the Congo River Canyon Crossing Pipeline Project. At approximately 2,000 feet (610 m) beneath the seabed, the Congo River Crossing is Chevron’s largest-ever well intersection and was the most technically challenging aspect of the project.

Chevron holds a 38.1 percent interest in the 87-mile (140-km) pipeline, which was designed to transport up to 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from Blocks 0 and 14 to the Angola LNG Plant. Gas flow to the plant commenced in September 2016.

well intersection at the congo river canyon crossing pipeline project

well intersection at the congo river canyon crossing pipeline project

Jack-up rigs on both sides of the Congo River submarine canyon simultaneously drilled wells that intersected precisely mid-point beneath the canyon.

environment
wild files – snakes of soyo

Wild Files are infographic-style stories that span the world to focus on the efforts our company makes to reduce the potential for significant impacts on sensitive species, habitats and ecosystems. Learn how our wildlife biologists managed to protect the people of Soyo, Zaire province, Angola – as well as a variety of deadly snake species in the area – prior to the construction of the Angola LNG plant.