Kaombo project presentation, 2 tankers conversion in Singapore Shipyard

Committee Meeting
Energy/Infrastructure , Maritime
Date and Time: 
07 Dec 2017
08:30 to 10:00
Thursday, 7 December, 2017 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers, Singapore
Registration Dates: 
15 Nov 2017
06 Dec 2017

Please note that this event is fully booked.

Kaombo project is an ambitious ultra-deep water offshore project that Total launched in April 2014.

At depths of 1,400 to 1,950 meters, the reservoir layers lay in ultra-deep offshore waters in Angola. It aims to tap oil deposits spread across six fields in the southeastern section of Block 32 with 800 square kilometers.

Approximately 300 kilometers of subsea pipelines will connect the fields to two Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units.


For the first time, Total is building its FPSO's by converting crude oil carriers instead of ordering new vessels as it has been done in the Block 17.


During this meeting, Mr Nicolas PRETET, FPSO North Manager, Total S.A. will present Kaombo Project overall presentation, challenges with a focus on the South East Asia execution scope in particular on the 2 tankers conversion in a Singapore shipyard

About the speaker

  • Mr Nicolas PRETET, FPSO North Manager, Total S.A.

Nicolas is a chemical engineer with a master of Chemincal Engineering obtained in 95  in Nancy (France) .

He  joined BP Refinery and Chemicals business to start as a ‘plant support’ engineer. After various technical positions held in operation and in technology he joined the projects division. 

He was involved  the Shanghai Etylene Cracker Complex (SECCO) project  from the design to start-up  phases and subsequently took part in  commissioning and start-up of several   plants in China and Europe.


Post BP disinvestment from the Refinery and Chemicals business, he decided to join the Total group  first as a project engineer for the Refinery and Chemicals division to work in the team in charge of the Arzew cracker project (Algeria). He transferred then into the Exploration and Production division in 2011.


Based in Paris, he  was assigned to the department ‘Project and Construction’ which mission is to support the various projects under execution operated by Total worldwide. Since 2014 he joined,  at the start of the project execution, the Kaombo  project, a multibillion  development for the deep offshore Angola (block 32). 


After few years in France in the engineering and procurement execution center, he is  currently based in Singapore, as a deputy for the FPSO package, looking after the conversion of 2 VLCC tankers into Floating Prodution Storage Off loading  (FPSOs).

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