congo river pipeline

delivering gas to Angola LNG

Congo River Crossing norht pigging platform

Chevron achieved a subsea engineering feat in 2015 when it completed the drilling of a well intersection conduit beneath the Congo River’s submarine canyon – one of the largest in the world – as part of the Congo River Canyon Crossing Pipeline Project.

At approximately 2,000 feet (610 m) beneath the seabed, the Congo River Crossing is Chevron’s largest-ever well intersection and was the most technically challenging aspect of the project.

Chevron holds a 38.1 percent interest in the 87-mile (140-km) pipeline, which was designed to transport up to 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from Blocks 0 and 14 to the Angola LNG Plant.

Gas flow to the plant commenced in September 2016.

well intersection at the congo river canyon crossing pipeline project

well intersection at the congo river canyon crossing pipeline project

Jack-up rigs on both sides of the Congo River submarine canyon simultaneously drilled wells that intersected precisely mid-point beneath the canyon.

For the latest figures, view the 2018 Supplement to the Annual Report.