Congo

Perenco has been operating in the Republic of Congo since 2001, when a joint venture with the SNPC was created in order to operate the Emeraude field.

Operated production

45 000

BOPD for 2015

operations

Since 2001, the partnership has grown stronger and production has been raised both through external growth and internal development, allowing for production of 45 000 bopd at the end of 2015.

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Perenco has been operating in the Republic of Congo since 2001, when Congorep, a joint venture with the SNPC, was created in order to operate the Emeraude Field.

Since then, the partnership has grown stronger and production has been steadily rising both through external growth and internal development, allowing for production to increase from 4,000 bopd in 2001 to peak above 50,000 bopd during 2014.

On the Emeraude Field, Congorep’s dedication in ensuring that all wells are effectively producing all of the time has enabled the production to jump from 4,000 bopd in 2001 to 12,000 early 2016.  To maintain this plateau, various technological innovations were used, including state of the art methods of activation, a steam injection pilot comprising a new self-elevating platform, four steam injection wells and nine production wells.  In 2014, a strong focus was given to the northern area reactivation with the final commissioning of a de-watering system, able to process up to 80,000 barrels per day and the full reactivation of three platforms. The 10% annual natural decline of the Emeraude Field is therefore widely compensated by these and other actions such as water shut off, pump upsizes and stimulation.  

In the north offshore Congo, on the Yombo Field, Perenco has been operating the Conkouati FPSO and the two Yombo platforms on behalf of the Marine I Association since 2002. Thanks to constant efforts focused on water injection, stimulation and well optimisation over the past two years the production is close to 10,000 bopd. 

In July 2010, Congorep took over operations on the Likouala Field.  In addition to the operational synergies created with Emeraude, a heavy acquisition and study program was launched leading to the unveiling of the potential in the Upper Cenomanian. In 2012, a heavy work-over campaign targeting additional perforation in the Upper Cenomanian reservoir raised the field production to over 12,000 bopd.  In 2014, the success of the drilling campaign with five new appraisal / delineation wells raised the Upper Cenomanian STOOIP by more than 100 Mstbo.  Simultaneously, many surface works were completed, in order to cope with the increased production from 5,500 in 2010 to a record 32,000 bopd in 2014, higher than the peak production almost 30 years ago. The water injection capacity was also raised from 10 000 barrels per day to 50,000 barrels per day in order to maximize reserves for the long term. The Likouala Field currently produces 21,000 bopd.


 


In 2011, Perenco took the decision to engage with the Congolese authorities for mother and child healthcare.

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The project is helping improve accessibility and quality of care for vulnerable women and children in the city of Pointe-Noire by providing direct support to urban medical centres.

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Improving mother and child healthcare

In 2011, Perenco took the decision to engage with the Congolese authorities for mother and child healthcare. The project is helping improve accessibility and quality of care for vulnerable women and children in the city of Pointe-Noire by providing direct support to urban medical centres.

For this project, Perenco will be assisted by the NGO IECD, which has extensive experience in this field. A partnership between Perenco and IECD was signed in June 2012. This agreement in particular provides for an IECD project manager and doctor.

In 2013 an agreement was signed between the Ministry of Health and Populations and the NGO IECD to mark the confirmation of the PASS project. Both private and public centres have been identified, and in its second year seven centres are currently part of the program. The objective is to increase this number to a dozen in the future.

The latest centre to become part of the program in 2015 joined seven others in the urban perimeter of the districts of Loandjili, Foucks, Tié Tié and Mpaka.

Staff training is an essential part of this program. This is provided in part by the teams at the Hospital in Monkole in Kinshasa and 64 professionals have already been trained and are benefiting from the day to day follow up.

The training is aimed at reinforcing the technical skills of paramedic staff in caring for mothers and children, and hospital hygiene. Three to four training sessions a year are offered to medical centre staff. These sessions are accompanied by intensive follow-up on the ground, within the centres to improve the quality of care, including one of the project doctors being present for one day a week in each centre.

Improving the quality of the management of health centres (statistics, drug stock management, receipts, self-financing, reception facilities) is also part of the project, along with fitting out and renovating buildings.

The targets set are to increase the rate of attendance at centres by 20%, reduce the rate of high risk births by 80% and a reduction in the infant mortality rate, via appropriate vaccination, by 20%.The target population of this project is approximately 20 000 people per centre, i.e. approximately 200 000 people in total.

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