Xikomba employs an Early Production System consisting of nine subsea wells tied back to a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel. Xikomba is the third deployment of ExxonMobil’s Early Production System (EPS) Technology offshore West Africa and the first EPS offshore Angola. Technip-Coflexip was awarded the contract, by Esso Exploration Angola Limited, which included the procurement, fabrication and installation of flexible flowlines and risers, connected to an FPSO, and installation of umbilicals, rigid jumpers and associated subsea equipment for the Xikomba field. Dubai Drydocks of UAE converted FPSO Xikomba, originally a VLCC named Mosocean, to a FPSO in August 2003.
Xikomba, West of Africa, Esso, Africa,