Chevron and Angola
Partners Through Time
Never in the history of Chevron’s six decades
in Angola have opportunities for growth
and progress been so great.
Billions of dollars are being inves- spreading quality of life improve- print. Our newest projects are put-
ted in “world class” major capital ments, especially in health and ting out flares, using associated gas
projects and improvements to education. beneficially or reinjecting it into
existing infrastructure in Angola’s reservoirs, and returning produced
prolific Blocks 0 and 14. All of this water back into reservoirs. These
is intended to dramatically increase As we set records in the past, we investments will produce a cleaner
oil production and to conserve na- will do so in the future: We started environment, 40% percent more
tural gas for future use within seismic operations in Angola in energy than 2005 levels by 2008,
Angola. Our investments in world- 1954; we drilled Angola’s first on- and an Angolan workforce skilled
class energy projects are, in turn, shore well at Ponta Vermelha in at operating some of the most
generating investments in Angola’s 1958; we discovered Malongo, sophisticated energy projects in the
people, local businesses and com- Angola’s first offshore oil and gas world.
munities. field in 1966; and in 1997, we dis-
covered Angola’s first producing
deepwater well, the pioneering The opportunities for Angola and
We’re recruiting and training hun- Kuito Field. its people have never been greater.
dreds of Angolans to run these Chevron has been in Angola since
projects. We’re investing in the fifties, and Chevron intends to
Angolan-owned businesses to help Tomorrow’s strides go even further, be in Angola partnering with its
build, install and support these producing more valuable energy government and people through
projects. And by investing in our while minimizing the number of the 21st century. Our relationship
neighboring communities, we’re facilities and environmental foot- is long and time tested.
Operating with Excellence
Chevron has built a reputation for tackling some of the
industry’s greatest challenges with operations that are
safe, reliable and efficient.
Safety is our first priority. Our our HIV/AIDS program to the com- ties and environmental impact.
15,000 employees and contractors munity, we’re partnering with the The tower is the fifth tallest man-
worked more than 15 million hours Cabinda government to fight mala- made structure in the world.
– in excess of 6 months – without a ria, providing education about
single day away from work due to reducing the risks of malaria at
injury. home and distributing mosquito • Sanha Condensate, named a 2005
nets. Top Five project by Offshore
Magazine, takes a major step
Safe performance also extends to toward eliminating flaring in shal-
the environment. We focus our oil- Our producing operations and pro- low, offshore areas by finding
spill performance on prevention, jects break new ground in applying commercial markets for gas con-
and have one of the best records in technology and protecting the envi- densate and liquid petroleum gas,
the industry worldwide. We cons- ronment: which would otherwise remain in
tantly survey the waters in our the ground or be flared.
operating area for oil, and if any is
found, regardless of its source, we • Blocks 0 and 14 continue to pro-
strive to minimize its environmental duce oil reserves through the use • The Angola Liquefied Natural
impact immediately. We regularly of improving and changing tech- Gas (ALNG) project will develop
practice fire and oilspill drills to nology. 3 and 4 D seismic, high Angola’s associated natural gas
ensure we’re prepared for any emer- technology operating systems and resources, reducing flaring.
gency. the use of the latest earth mode- Chevron will deliver its associated
ling tools help technical profes- gas to ALNG’s plant at Soyo
sionals produce more and find through a pipeline that passes
One important component of our additional reserves from fields dis- under the Congo River Canyon.
operational excellence is the health covered many years ago.
and wellbeing of our employees. To
this end we provide free, compre- These operations and projects
hensive health care to employees • Benguela-Belize Lobito-Tomboco, define world class. While they’ve
and their families. Last year, the named “Project of the Year” by attracted prestigious awards, they
U.S. Global Business Coalition com- the Offshore Energy Association, will only realize their full measure
mended us for having the one of the uses a compliant piled tower as a of success if we operate them with
best HIV/AIDS workplace programs hub to support deepwater drilling excellence – every minute of every
in the world. In addition to taking and production, minimizing facili- day.
Chevron’s business success is linked to remaining a wel-
come neighbor and contributing to the communities
where we operate. That’s why we sponsor social pro-
grams, buy local goods and services, support small busi-
nesses, and build infrastructure.
In 2002, we helped start the Angola “hand-up” instead of a “hand- through high-school levels.
Partnership Initiative. With our $25 out,” it fosters skills building, indi-
million investment, projects range vidual and community ownership,
from providing tools and technical and sustainable development. We’ve brought health programs to
aid to small farmers, education to Cabinda Province, focusing on edu-
rural communities, and micro loans cation and awareness to prevent
to small businesses. We’ve also built 78 classrooms in malaria and HIV/AIDS. With our
Cabinda Province, providing edu- partners, we built 5 community cli-
cation for more than 5,000 young- nics in the province, which deliver
To help Angolan-owned businesses, sters. In another effort, we’ve babies, vaccinate children and treat
we purchase local goods and servi- worked with the Cabinda the illnesses of the community. At
ces. Such spending exceeded $347 Government to improve the quality the moment 3 more clinics are under
million in 2005 alone. Offering a of education at the elementary construction in remote villages.
Leadership and Innovation
As an exploration and production leader, Chevron
ranks among Angola’s top operators. With our
innovative technology and disciplined approach to
managing capital and projects, we seek
to maximize the performance of each asset.
Our latest Angolan projects boast to maintain pressure - is the BBLT’s, and is designed for zero
a number of firsts for which no largest ever installed offshore. flare and zero discharge of pro-
blueprint existed: duced water, which it will inject
back into oil reservoirs - one of
• The Angola Liquefied Natural Gas the first facilities offshore Angola
• Benguela-Belize Lobito-Tomboco project provides long-term mar- to apply this technology to
(BBLT) has the largest topsides kets for the nation’s associated improve recovery and reduce pol-
that Chevron operates in the natural gas, thereby reducing fla- lution.
world. Its compliant piled tower, ring. Chevron’s planned construc-
an advanced design that supports tion of a pipeline passing under
drilling and production facilities, the vast Congo River Canyon will Even with the best capital projects
has never been applied outside be world’s first use of well-inter- in the world, we create the grea-
the Gulf of Mexico. section technology on such an test, long-term value for Angola,
immense, challenging scale. our partners and ourselves through
good management of our existing
• Sanha’s floating production and projects – our base business. That’s
storage vessel is the largest in the • Tômbua-Lândana, Chevron’s why we design and operate our
world, and its 198,000 horse- third deepwater development in assets as efficiently as possible,
power compressor – used to rein- Angola, will use a compliant minimizing the number of facilities
ject natural gas into the reservoir piled tower nearly as tall as and environmental footprint.
People and Resources
Chevron strives to expand career opportunities
for its Angolan workforce through education,
training and job development.
Because our capital projects require highest potential, we provide schools and provide them with
new skills, and our ongoing pro- “onboarding” training for new both classroom and on-the-job
jects require superb supervisory employees, and leadership and training in our operations.
and management know-how, we’re technical development for more
focused on getting the right people, experienced workers. Employment
to the right place, at the right time, opportunities also extend outside With an eye toward tomorrow’s
with the right skills. of Angola. More than 50 Angolans workforce, we provide university
now work at Chevron operations scholarships to employees for stu-
and projects around the world. dies in our fields of interest in
Today, Angolan employees com- Angola, the United States, United
pose 88 percent of our workforce Kingdom and South Africa. In
of about 3,000. By 2010, Angolans We recruit Angolan professionals addition, we offer scholarships to
will account for 90 percent of our from universities in Angola, the non-employee students studying in
professional, technical and mana- United States, United Kingdom, fields of interest for the company.
gerial employees. Namibia and South Africa. We also Our employees’ children also bene-
hire non-degreed employees with fit from a competitive scholarship
experience, or who have just gra- program to universities around the
To help employees attain their duated from technical or secondary world.