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Tombua Landana

Chevron Africa and Latin America

Exploration and Production Company
Cabinda Gulf Oil Company Ltd.
Av. Lenine, n 77
C.P. 2950
Repblica de Angola
Tel. +244 222 692600
Fax +244 222 394348

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CBRES/IDC 057221 07/09

International Partnership Produces

One of the Worlds Largest
Structures Offshore Angola

Tombua Landana
...and one of our new neighbors
We are dedicated to our core business of
helping meet the worlds energy needs,
while sustaining a record of environmental
excellence and commitment to safe and
environmentally responsible operations.

Harnessing the Power of

Human Energy
in the Tombua Landana Project
At Chevron, the commitment of our employees enables us to
provide the energy resources to drive progress around the world.
This is Human Energy, a declaration that we are in the energy
business to produce positive outcomes for people, communities,
and the world.
Human Energy also sets the stage for what we do and how we do
it. It stands for people tapping into their strengths and working
together to deliver the energy that fuels human progress. In
Angola, Human Energy drives the Tombua Landana project, an
international partnership to provide energy to fuel economic
growth and prosperity.

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Tombua Landana Project Overview

The Tombua Landana project is
located in approximately 1,200 ft
(366 m) of water offshore Cabinda,
Angola, West Africa, in Block 14.
Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (a wholly
owned subsidiary of Chevron
Corp.) operates the project with
a 31% interest.
Partners include:
Sociedade Nacional de
Combustiveis de Angola P&P
(Sonangol) (20%)
Eni Angola Exploration B.V. (20%)
Total E&P Angola (20%)
GALP-Explorao e Produo (9%)
Tombua Landana, Chevrons third
deepwater development in Angola,
started with development and
production from the Landana North
reservoir in 2006 and continued in
2007 with pre-drilling of the Tombua
and Landana central reservoirs.

In late 2008, Chevron installed

a compliant piled tower (CPT) to
support a drilling and production
platform (DPP)the second such
tower in Angola and one of the
largest man-made structures
on earth. Platform production
is expected in the third quarter
of 2009 and will reach a daily
production rate of 100,000 barrels
of crude oil by 2011.
Two subsea manifoldsone a
seafloor collection center for
production and the other a water
injection distribution point for
injection wellswill tie back to the
DPP to produce reservoirs and
provide injection water for wells
that cannot be reached from
the platform.

Subsurface Description
The Tombua and Landana fields,
discovered in 1997 and 2001 by the
Tombua-1 and 14-6X/6XST1 wells,
respectively, lie in the eastern part
of Block 14 and cover over 164 mi2
(425 km2) in water depths of 900
ft to 1,700 ft (274 m to 518 m).
Geographically, they are situated just
south of the Lobito Field and north of
the Gabela oil discoveries.

Subsurface dataincluding
3-D seismic, multiple reservoir
penetrations, well tests, and wireline
logs and corehave been acquired. To
predict the reservoirs performance,
this data has been incorporated into
3-D geologic and simulation models
using state-of-the-art technology.

The Tombua and Landana reservoirs

are composed of high-quality sands
deposited in a deepwater slope valley
environment on the northwestern
flank of the Congo River fan. The
identified resource base has oil in
place of over 1.0 billion barrels, held
by a combination of structural and
stratigraphic traps. The development
plan is designed to manage reservoir
complexity, resource uncertainty,
and technical challenges. There are
11 reservoirs to be developed by the
initial project.
Many of the reservoirs are very near
their bubblepoints, making pressure
maintenance vital to maximum
recovery. Therefore, there will be
water injection at or near the start
of production. The Tombua Landana
reservoirs contain high levels of
barium in the produced water,
requiring special seawater treating
equipment to remove sulfates from
the seawater before injection to
prevent formation of barium sulfate
scale in the wellbores and production
equipment. Tombua Landana will
also use produced water reinjection
for pressure support and to reduce
the volume of seawater required to
waterflood the reservoirs.

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Partnerships Worldwide
4, 5 Europe
6 Vlissingen,
The Netherlands
7 Paris, France
1 Houma, Louisiana

10 Okpo, South Korea

2 Channelview, Texas
3 Ingleside, Texas
8, 9 Lobito,

7 Paris, France
Export Pipelines

The projects contracting
strategy consisted of
using four engineering,
procurement, construction,
and installation (EPCI)
contracts to supply the
platform, subsea flowline
and equipment installation,
the export pipelines, and
the subsea equipment.

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1 Houma, Louisiana, USA

4 Europe

8 Lobito, Angola

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME)

Top Tower Section (TTS)


Subsea Installation Contractor

Drilling Template Fabrication

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 Installation Ltd.


Gulf Island Fabricators

2 Channelview, Texas, USA

5 Europe

9 Lobito, Angola

Living Quarters

Subsea Equipment Vendor

Delta Engineering

Vetco Gray

Leveling Pile Template (LPT)

and Leveling Pile (LP) Fabrication

3 Ingleside, Texas, USA

6 Vlissingen, The Netherlands

10 Okpo, South Korea

Tower Bottom Section (TBS)


Tower Base Template (TBT) and

Foundation Piles Fabrication

Topsides Fabrication

Gulf Marine Fabricators


The following companies were awarded project contracts:

Acergy West Africa SASU

Vetco Gray U.K.
Additional contracts included the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) to
pre-drill platform wells and the Tombua South and Landana North subsea
wells, the tender-assisted drilling rig (TAD) for drilling and completing all
platform wells, the design and fabrication of the drilling template, and the
provision of inspection services.



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Project Execution

Export Pipelines Contract

Platform and Tower Contract

The 35,300-short ton (operating
weight) Tombua Landana platform
is composed of a large integrated
deck with production facilities and a
120-person accommodation building
supported by a 56,400-short ton
compliant tower. The tower, a fourleg configuration, is secured to the
seafloor by twelve foundation piles.
The platform will provide a drill-deck
for access to 38 well slots and be
capable of simultaneous production
and drilling operations with a TAD rig.
The EPCI contract for the drilling
and production platform, including

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the supporting CPT, was awarded to

DSME in July 2006. Kellogg Brown
& Root, Houston, Texas, performed
detailed engineering for the topsides
while Mustang Engineering, also
in Houston, provided detailed
engineering for the CPT. Fabrication
of the platform components for
the pre-drilling template started
in December 2006, at Sonamets
facility in Lobito, Angola. Fabrication
of the tower base template began
in February 2007, at Heerema
Vlissingen in The Netherlands.
Fabrication of the topsides modules
started in August 2007, at Daewoos
yard in Okpo, South Korea. Work on

the two compliant tower sections

began at Gulf Marine Fabricators
in Ingleside, Texas, and Gulf Island
Fabricators in Houma, Louisiana, in
January 2007. Installation work was
performed in Angola by Heerema
Marine Contractors, with hookup and
commissioning performed by DSME.
Operation of the new platform will be
handled by Cabinda Gulf Oil Company
personnel. The first installation
phase of the CPT (the tower bottom
template and the foundation piles)
was completed in February 2008.

The EPCI contract for the export

pipelines was awarded to Acergy
West Africa SASU in September
2006. The purchase order for the
oil and gas export line pipe was
placed in February 2007. The gas
export and the oil export pipelines
were installed by Acergy in January
and February 2008. The gas export
pipeline (14-in. (36-cm)) diameter,
19-mi (31-km) length ties in to the
Benguela Belize-Lobito Tomboco
(BBLT) 16-in. (46-cm) gas export
pipeline via a subsea piggable wye in
570 ft (174 m) of water.

The oil export pipeline (18-in.

(46-cm) diameter, 16-mi (26-km))
length ties in to the BBLT 20-in.
(51-cm) oil export pipeline via a
subsea piggable wye in 380 ft
(0.12-km) of water. The DPP rigid
export pipeline risers were preinstalled on the CPT and the export
pipelines contractor installed a rigid
tie-in jumper to these risers.

Subsea Equipment
Purchase Order
The EPC contract for subsea
equipment was awarded to Vetco
Gray, U.K. in September 2006.
Fabrication of the manifolds at the
Sonamet yard in Lobito started
in August 2007. Vetco Gray U.K.
engineered, procured, fabricated,
inspected, tested, and delivered the
subsea equipment, including the tree
system, manifolds and well jumpers
and production control systems.

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Environmental Stewardship
Subsea Installation Contract

Tender-Assisted Drilling Rig

Zero Flaring

The EPCI contract for subsea

installation was awarded to Subsea 7
Installation Ltd. in September 2006.
The purchase order for flowline
line pipe was placed in November
2006, with Subsea 7 Installation
Ltd. The tieback facilities are
comprised of the following main
elements: production and water
injection manifolds; production, test,
water, and gas lift flowlines; flexible
jumpers; and one control umbilical,
including associated equipment and
flying leads. Phase 1 of Subsea 7s
campaign, the flowline installation,
was completed in July 2008, and
Phase 2, the tie-in activities, was
completed in February 2009.

The contract for the TAD was

awarded to Seadrill Asia, Ltd. in
August 2006. The TAD will arrive
at location in August 2009, and be
moored adjacent to the DPP and
used for drilling operations. The
derrick equipment set will be
placed on the DPP for well
operations and removed when
the drilling rig is demobilized.

Tombua Landana is designed for zero routine gas flaring and zero
discharge of produced water. Associated natural gas will be processed
and stored in Block 0 until the Angola Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
project is ready, eliminating millions of pounds of CO2 that otherwise
would be released into the atmosphere through flaring.

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Produced Water Management

Chevron will recycle Tombua Landanas produced water and reinject
it into reservoirsone of the first new-generation facilities offshore
Angola to apply this technology to improve recovery and reduce
discharges to the ocean.

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Angolan Content
The Tombua Landana project plan uses over US$265 million of local content.
The plan maximizes the capabilities of Angolan engineering, procurement,
construction, and installation. The project has also used a new pipeline coating
plant, located in Luanda, for all subsea flowline pipe-coating operations.

Development of Angolan

Surplus Gas Treatment

The main gas compression capacity
exceeds 200 million standard cubic
feet per day, which includes both
associated gas and gas lift gas.
The artificial lift method will be
gas lift. The facility is equipped
with oil, gas, and water treatment
systems capable of meeting all
export and environmental
discharge specifications.

Surplus gas will be exported to

Block 0 via a pipeline that ties into
the BBLT gas export pipeline via a
subsea wye. The gas will be stored
in an existing reservoir until it can
be commercialized through the
Angola LNG project. The facility will
accommodate production from two
future subsea satellite tiebacks to
Tombua Landana, in addition to the
subsea center (Tombua South) that
is in Stage 1 development.

Operations Training
Chevron currently employs more
than 2,900 national employees
in Angola, accounting for 86% of
the companys total workforce in
the country. The Tombua Landana
projects goal is for 90% of the
operations workforce to be Angolan.
To meet this goal, our Angolan
recruits undergo an intensive
training program that combines
classroom instruction with
on-the-job training.
Cabinda Gulf Oil Company (CABGOC)
Learning and Development Center
is Chevrons training center in
Malongo, the companys center of
operations in Angola. Because of
the large number of people being
trained, the center became full.
To provide an additional resource,
Chevron augmented Angola training

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at its Employee Resource Training

Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, which
focuses on Gulf of Mexico operations.
Not only could Lafayette trainers
supplement what workers learn
in Malongo, they could also share
deepwater expertise.
Twenty-three Angolans from the
Tombua Landana project attended
full-time training at the Lafayette
center, enhancing their skills as
operators on the Tombua Landana
platform. Trainees studied at the
center for periods ranging from
three to ten months and followed
curriculums designed to match
their needs.
Angola trainees used the same
training manual as Gulf workers. To
successfully finish the program, they
had to master the manual and score
well on computer-based tests.

Chevron strives to expand

career opportunities for its
Angolan workforce through
education, training, and job

Angolan members of the Tombua

Landana project also visited Gulf of
Mexico offshore platforms to learn
more about the production process
and to complete checkpoints in their
Chevron training programs.

On-the-Job Training
After completing the U.S.-based
training program, the future Tombua
Landana operators participated in
16 months of on-the-job training,
fine-tuning their skills offshore
Angola. By working on various
production platforms and interacting
with other Angolan and expatriate
operations personnel, the Tombua
Landana trainees continue to
build their knowledge and set the
foundation for a successful startup
of Tombua Landana.

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Commitment to Incident- and Injury-Free (IIF) Work

The Tombua Landana Compliant Piled Tower

One of the worlds largest structures

Second compliant piled tower in Angola

Fourth compliant piled tower in the world

The Tombua Landana project has established an IIF work environment

throughout all areas of project execution. The Tombua Landana project team
strives to create an injury-free culture, environment, and performance for the
benefit of all workers on the project.
This is not business as usual. Rather, it is:

A mindset and environment that injury-free operations are possible.

A journey of continuous safety improvement.

Intolerance of any level of frequency or severity of incident or injury.

A focus on people, not numbers and statistics.

Leadership-driven through all levels of the project.

About building relationships.

Landana CPT
474 m
(1,554 ft)

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508 m
(1,667 ft)

320 m
(1,020 ft)

Vasco da
Gama Tower
145 m
(476 ft)

127 m
(417 ft)

A. Neto
124 m
(407 ft)

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