Republic of Congo
highlights of operations
Chevron operates in The Republic of Congo through its subsidiary Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited.
In The Republic of Congo, Chevron has a 31.5 percent non-operated working interest in the offshore Haute Mer permit areas (Nkossa, Nsoko and Moho Bilondo), and a 20.4 percent non-operated working interest in the offshore Haute Mer B permit area. Chevron is also the operator of, and holds a 31.3 percent interest in, the Lianzi Unitization Zone, located in an area shared equally by Angola and The Republic of Congo. In 2015, our operations had an average net daily production of 18,000 barrels of liquids.
The Moho Nord joint development project, located in the Moho Bilondo permit area, is the largest-ever oil and gas project undertaken in The Republic of Congo. The Moho Nord development project involves a tension-leg platform, a floating production unit with a processing capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day, and a 50-mile (80-kilometer) pipeline to the onshore Djeno Terminal.
Chevron and its partners announced first production from the first phase of the Moho Nord joint development project, Moho Bilondo Phase 1b, in December 2015. Located approximately 46 miles (75 km) off the coast of Pointe-Noire in water depths ranging from 2,400 to 4,000 feet (750 to 1,200 meters), the Moho Bilondo Phase 1b project includes 11 wells tied back to an existing floating production unit and is expected to produce a total of 40,000 barrels of oil per day.
Total E&P Congo is the operator of the Moho Bilondo permit area and holds a 53.5 percent working interest while the national oil company, Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo, holds the remaining 15 percent working interest.
Republic of Congo-Angola joint development area
The Lianzi Project, Chevron's first operated asset in The Republic of Congo and the first cross-border oil development project offshore Central Africa, includes production and water-injection wells with a subsea tieback to the Benguela Belize–Lobito Tomboco platform in Angola’s Block 14. The project has a design capacity of 46,000 barrels of crude oil per day. During 2015, we completed fabrication, installation and the first drilling campaign activities, and first production was announced in the fourth quarter.
In 2015, the company conducted prospect identification activities. Drilling commenced on an exploration well in the Moho Bilondo area in December 2015, was completed in January 2016, and the results are currently under evaluation.
in the community
Chevron has been an active member of the community in The Republic of Congo, supporting initiatives that promote advances in health, safety, education and local development, since 1995. Over 89 percent of our workforce in the country is Congolese.
For several years, Chevron has supported the effort to combat HIV/AIDS, partnering with the Departmental Unit of the Fight Against AIDS (UDLS) to launch a variety of community outreach initiatives and holding education sessions with its workforce. Each year, the partners hold a voluntary screening program for residents of the country’s second largest city, Pointe-Noire. In February 2016, more than 1,000 people were screened during a week-long event that was hosted at the Pointe-Noire City Hall. Chevron also supports anti-Malaria efforts in the country, and hosts local events around World Malaria Day each year.
To support the improvement of the country’s health infrastructure, Chevron rehabilitated the Adolphe Sicé General Hospital pediatric ward in Pointe-Noire and the Nzassi Integrated Health Center in the region of Kouilou on the border with Cabinda Province, Angola. Chevron also partnered with the Lions Club to build the only Center for the Blind and Deaf in Pointe-Noire.
For several years, Chevron has held first aid workshops in Pointe-Noire in partnership with the Congolese Red Cross. These workshops are intended to train employees and contractors of Chevron, and their families, in first aid and rescue. Chevron also supports the Congolese Red Cross in its humanitarian missions.
Chevron's key education project is the Nanga primary school, located in a densely populated area southeast of Pointe-Noire. The construction of a second building at the school and the implementation of a school Steering Committee, both with Chevron’s support, have helped increase the success rate of students from 51 to 72 percent between 2014 and 2016.
Other educational projects supported by Chevron in Pointe-Noire include the French Program, which aims to increase literacy and competency in the French language among K4 through K5 students, and technical workshops held by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) with young professionals and students.
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