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Name: FPSO Mondo
IMO No: 7370246
Ex: Capella-2007; Stena Constellation-2002; Hamlet-1990; Universe Sentinel-1980
Type: Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO)
Status: In Service as FPSO Mondo
Builder: Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Ind., Co., Ltd., Kure Yard, Japan (K2346)
Owner: SBM Production Contractors
Engine Type: IHI Steam turbines, 29840 kW
Angolan deepwater success continues.
Angola's oil production has expanded rapidly and the country is a growing source of U.S. oil imports. ExxonMobil's
Marimba startup boosts the company's total offshore production to more than 500,000 barrels a day.
January 9, 2008
Exxon Mobil Corporation announced today that its subsidiary, Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Limited (Esso Angola),
has started production from the Kizomba C development, designed to develop 600 million barrels of oil from the Mondo,
Saxi and Batuque fields in approximately 2,400 feet (800 meters) of water more than 90 miles (145 kilometers) off the
coast of Angola. The Kizomba C Development has come on stream with the Mondo field. Saxi and Batuque are ex-
pected to come on stream in 2008. Mondo production is anticipated to plateau at a peak rate of 100,000 barrels a day,
and plateau production from the three fields (Mondo, Saxi and Batuque) is anticipated to reach a total of 200,000 barrels
The Kizomba C development includes two floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels and 36 subsea
wells making it the largest subsea development operated by ExxonMobil affiliates worldwide. This is another good
example of ExxonMobil’s project management capabilities delivering superior results. ExxonMobil’s “design one, build
multiple” strategy resulted in the Kizomba C FPSOMondo being completed in record time of 23
months from the project approval to first oil.
"The startup of Kizomba C is another important step in our work with Sonangol to develop Angola’s significant petroleum
resources. Through timely and cost-efficient development of this important resource, we were able to provide additional
volumes to meet the world’s ever-growing energy demand," said Mark Albers, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil
Corporation. "This project is another example of our commitment to strengthen local business capability and integrate
it with our deepwater execution experience and capabilities in a manner that maximizes the value of the resource
for our shareholders and the Angolan government."
The Kizomba C development continues Esso Angola’s tradition of strengthening and expanding the capabilities of
Angolan companies. Nearly $1.5 billion has been spent on local goods and services for Kizomba C including contracts
for in-country fabrication, logistics support, training, and development of Angolan personnel. Angolan expenditures
have increased significantly over time as local companies, working with ExxonMobil and Esso Angola, have developed
the capabilities to perform work required for such complex projects. Angolan suppliers played an instrumental role
in the implementation of the project by providing subsea manifolds, helidecks, laydown modules, umbilicals, anchor piles
and specialized turret components that were successfully fabricated in Angola. The fabrication of the high strength steel
turret components was the first of its kind in Angola. These national content efforts have resulted in sustained growth of
Angolan capacity and expertise needed to support future oil and gas developments.
The Kizomba C FPSOs are the fourth and fifth offshore production hubs on Angola Block 15. The Kizomba C Mondo
project brings the total of ExxonMobil worldwide startups to seven within the last 12 months. These significant projects
such as Marimba North and Rosa in Angola; Waddenzee in Netherlands; Ormen Lange, Statfjord Late Life in Norway;
and RasGas Train 5 in Qatar, are expected to deliver production rates in excess of 400 thousand barrels a day of oil and
more than 3.5 billion cubic feet of daily gas to world energy markets.
With global energy demand expected to increase by approximately one-third by 2030 versus today, and new supplies
increasingly found far from the world’s major consuming nations, Kizomba C and these other new projects are vital links
in an increasingly interdependent global energy supply network.
In addition to Esso Angola (operator, 40 percent), other participants in Block 15 are BP Exploration (Angola) Limited
(26.67 percent), ENI Angola Exploration B.V. (20 percent) and Statoil-Hydro Angola (13.33 percent).
Sonangol is the Concessionaire.
( Courtesy ExxonMobil - The Lamp )