TotalEnergies has chosen its preferred contractor to provide a floating production, storage and offloading vessel for the Cameia-Golfinho project offshore Angola, which will be the first development in the Kwanza basin.

Contracting sources in Asia and Europe told Upstream that Malaysian offshore contractor Bumi Armada is leading the race to land the deal for provision of an FPSO with production capacity of 100,000 bpd.

The French supermajor’s decision came just weeks after Eni and BP — which subsequently joined forces in Angola to form the Azule Energy joint venture — chose Yinson to supply FPSOs for the Agogo and Palas-Astrea-Juno (PAJ) projects, marking a much-needed resurgence in upstream activity in the country after years of falling investments.