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Xikomba Oil Field

Name

Xikomba

Operator

ExxonMobil

Location

Angola

Block

Block 15

Distance from Shore

230 miles (370km) north-west of Luanda

Water Depths

4,850 feet (1,480m)

Discovery

1999

Recoverable Reserves

100 million barrels of oil equivalent

Development

Xikomba A and B

First Oil from Xikomba A

2004

Production Plateau

80,000 barrels a day

First oil Xikomba B

2006

Total production

100,000 barrels per day

Equity

Esso (Operator, 40%), BP Exploration (Angola) (26.67%), Agip Angola Exploration B.V. (20%), Statoil Angola (13.33%)

Concessionaire

Sonangol

FPSO

FPSO Xikomba

Deadweight

257,000DWT

Storage capacity

1.7M bbl

Owner

Sonasing

Conversion

former VLCC tanker Mosocean

Storage tanks

12 crude oil tanks

Slop tanks

2

Water ballast tanks

3

Crude is transferred

Every 3-4 days

Accommodation

85 people in 1 and 2 bed cabins
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