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highlights of operations

Chevron operates in the Republic of Congo through its subsidiary Chevron Overseas (Congo) Limited. We support development of the country’s largest oil and gas project, which is in a prolific deepwater basin, and we’re involved in an offshore development in an area the nation shares with Angola.

Chevron is a strong and consistent member of the community. We have made social investments in the Republic of Congo for more than 20 years. 


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In the Republic of Congo, Chevron has a 31.5 percent nonoperated working interest in the offshore Haute Mer permit areas (Nkossa, Nsoko and Moho Bilondo). In December 2019 the government approved a new permit for Nsoko and improved fiscal terms for Moho-Bilondo. In addition, Chevron is 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 2020, our operations had an average net daily production of 49,000 barrels of liquids.

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.



In June 2019, the company relinquished its 20.4 percent nonoperated working interest in the Haute Mer B permit area.

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in the community

Chevron has been an active member of the community in the Republic of Congo since 1995. We support initiatives that promote advances in health, safety, education and local development. More than 80 percent of our workforce in the country is Congolese.


For several years, Chevron has helped fight HIV/AIDS by partnering with the Departmental Unit of the Fight Against AIDS. Together, we launched a variety of community outreach initiatives and held 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 addition, Chevron has been organizing a wellness program focused on monthly walks for its employees, contractors and their guests.


For several years, Chevron has held first-aid workshops in Pointe-Noire in partnership with the Congolese Red Cross. These workshops offer training in first aid and rescue to employees and contractors of Chevron and their families. Chevron also supports the Congolese Red Cross in its humanitarian missions.


Chevron’s main education project in the country is focused on the Nanga primary school, located in a densely populated area southeast of Pointe-Noire. We contributed to the construction of a third building at the school in 2017 and have encouraged good governance of the school steering committee since it was implemented with the support of Chevron in 2015. These initiatives have helped increase the success rate of students from 51 percent to 72 percent since 2016.

Chevron supports two other education projects in Pointe-Noire: the French Program, which aims to increase literacy and competency in the French language, and technical workshops offered by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to young professionals and students.

As part of the Moho Nord project with the operating company Total E&P Congo, we are partners in the implementation of two social projects. The first one is the construction of the Catholic University of Congo-Brazzaville in Pointe-Noire. The second one is the construction of Campus Terre d' Ecole, a specialized school in agriculture and sustainable development in Brazzaville. These two projects will host 800 and 400 students, respectively.



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