Managing Director, Total E&P Congo
Moho Nord Project Director
A SOURCE OF PRIDE
Moho Nord is a significant development for the Republic of Congo, adding economic
value and executed with a continuous focus on safety and environmental protection.
By enabling the production of untapped reserves in the Moho Bilondo field, this project
reflects Total’s commitment to ensuring a sustainable energy industry for the country,
ushering it into the era of deepwater production.
Moho Nord required the building of new facilities and the expansion of existing
ones—and it delivers major innovations. One is Total’s first tension-leg platform
(TLP) in the Gulf of Guinea, which can conduct both drilling and production activities
simultaneously. Another is the all-electric floating production unit (FPU) Likouf, the
largest unit of its kind in the Republic of Congo’s deep offshore.
First oil—on March 14, 2017—brought this exciting collective undertaking to an official
close. For several years, we worked closely with the Republic of Congo, our partners SNPC
and Chevron, and the many local and international contractors selected for the project.
All contributed their expertise and experience to ensure that Moho Nord would succeed.
As a long-term source of oil production, Moho Nord also propels development for
the country. It has brought new opportunities and supported economic diversification
by involving local businesses during construction, investing in long-term manufacturing
facilities, and training skilled workers and specialized engineers.
We are particularly proud of the role we played in leading this development,
completed in accordance with Total’s own demanding standards and delivered on
schedule and within budget, without any major incidents. In fact, everyone who
participated should be proud too, and we thank them heartily for their contribution.