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Comprising four oil fields (Cravo, Lirio, Orquidea and Violeta), CLOV is the fourth Total-operated production hub in Block 17 in the Angolan deep offshore. During its development, CLOV benefited from the experience acquired on the three other production hubs operated by Total in the block. As a result, costs and lead times were optimized, concepts were adapted and adjusted in accordance with appraisal well results, and an efficient HSEQ program was implemented.

Between the pre-project phase in 2003 and start of construction in 2010, the development concept for CLOV evolved over time to take into account appraisal well results. Alternatives were therefore suggested and new ideas considered to improve the project and reduce production costs without compromising on HSEQ obligations, particularly in the areas of safety and the environment.

Strict compliance with the schedule was another feature of CLOV’s development, with often-tight lead times always respected. Plateau production, for example, was reached in October 2014, just three months after first oil in June of that year.

Recognized as a particularly well-managed project, CLOV won the Excellence in Project Integration Award at the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) held in Doha, Qatar, in 2015.

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