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    Espoir FPSO starts producing

    News // March 15, 2002
    On 07th February, production started from the Floating Production, Storage & Offloading (FPSO) vessel Espoir Ivorien off the coast of Cote d'Ivoire on the Espoir field.

    Initial production was at a rate of 8,500 bpd from one well and is expected to rise to 30,000 bpd by the end of the third quarter.

    The crude produced by the FPSO will be sold directly from the vessel, whereas the natural gas produced will be transported by pipeline to Abidjan where it will be used for power generation.

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