The ultra-deepwater offshore Koambo Project is located off the Angolan coast, 260km from the capital Luanda. The partners in the project are Total (30%), Sonangol P&P (30%), Sonangol Sinopec International (20%), Esso (15%), Galp Energia (5%) and the $16bn investment decision was made in April 2014. It is Total’s fifth deep offshore development in Angola.

Oil deposits being developed are spread across six fields in the south-east of Block 32: Louro, Caril, Gengibre, Mostarda, Canela, Gindungo. The site has a total of 660 million barrels reserve, and the estimated oil production capacity for the site is 230,000 barrels a day, with first oil expected in 2017. Gas from the drilling will be transferred to the Angola LNG Plant in Soyo.

59 subsea wells will be created and 300km of subsea pipelines at depths of 1,400 - 2,000 meters will connect to two FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading) units, which are being created by converting existing large crude carriers. Each will have a treatment capacity of 115,000 barrels per day. Saipem will convert these units and are also contracted to operate and maintain them for 7 years.

Although the project was sanctioned before the decrease in the price of oil, there has never been any hint of suspending the project.

Kaombo Jobs with NES Global Talent

NES Global Talent have recruited for oil and gas jobs in Angola for a number of years, with a fully manned office in Luanda. We have also been involved in other projects in the region including Kizomba, Clov, Nemba, Lianzi, and many more. With an estimated 14 million hours of work to be performed on the Kaombo project, there are a number of opportunities for contractors, including:

  • Subsea engineers/inspectors
  • Construction and Commissioning engineers
  • HSE specialist
  • Quality Specialists
  • Mechanical/Instrument/Electrical specialists
  • Project controls specialists

We offer a number of support services to contractors, including full visa support, medical coverage, travel management, and award winning payroll services.

See our visit our oil and gas jobs page for the latest vacancies or register with us to be considered for future roles. Alternatively, you can email our Angola office directly on



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