Republic of Congo
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 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 country for more than 20 years.
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) and a 20.4 percent nonoperated working interest in the offshore Haute Mer B permit area. Chevron is also 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 2016, our operations had an average net daily production of 23,000 barrels of liquids.
The Moho Nord development project, located in the Moho-Bilondo development area, is the largest-ever oil and gas project undertaken in the Republic of Congo. The project includes Albian reservoirs producing to a new floating production unit (FPU) facilities hub and Miocene reservoirs producing both to the new hub and through a subsea tieback to the existing Moho-Bilondo FPU. Miocene development drilling continued in 2016. A tension-leg platform was installed in 2016, enabling the start of the Albian drilling campaign, which is expected to continue until 2020. Also in 2016, installation of the new FPU was completed, and total daily production of crude oil from the Moho Nord Project averaged 17,000 barrels (5,000 net).
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. Development drilling at Lianzi was completed in January 2016.
Drilling on an exploration well in the Moho Bilondo area was completed in January 2016 and resulted in a crude oil discovery.
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 89 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 February 2016, more than 1,000 people were screened during a weeklong event that was hosted at the city hall.
Chevron also supports anti-malaria efforts in the country and hosts local events on World Malaria Day each year.
To support the improvement of the country’s health infrastructure, Chevron rehabilitated the Adolphe Sicé General Hospital pediatric ward in Pointe-Noire and the Nzassi Integrated Health Center in the region of Kouilou on the border with Angola. Chevron also partnered with the Lions Club to build the Center for the Blind and Deaf in Pointe-Noire, the only facility of its kind in the city.
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 second building at the school and the implementation of a school steering committee. These initiatives have helped increase the success rate of students from 51 percent to 72 percent between 2014 and 2016.
Chevron supports two other education projects in Pointe-Noire: the French Program, which aims to increase literacy and competency in the French language among K4 and K5 students, and technical workshops offered by the Society of Petroleum Engineers to young professionals and students.
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