N'goma FPSO

The FPSO, formerly named Xikomba, was converted by SBM Offshore. The vessel has been renamed to N’Goma. Before it arrived at the Paenal shipyard in Angola on July 18, 2014, the FPSO had been renewed at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore.
The N’Goma will handle the production of Block 15/06 of the West Hub in Angolan deep waters, which is operated by ENI. Its oil processing capacity is 100,000 bopd. Furthermore, it has a gas handling capacity of 115 mmscfd and a water injection capacity of 120,000 bwpd (source: sbmoffshore).

Electrostatic coalescer internals, chemical injection package and more for ENI S.p.A, offshore Angola

Project Info

End user

ENI S.p.A.


SBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


Offshore Angola

Year of Supply


Amongst other, Frames supplied new vessels with internals and new internals for existing vessels. The main challenge was to fit new internals into existing vessels, a so called retrofit. Furthermore Frames supplied new chemical injection and distribution systems and hydraulic equipment. The challenge here was to fit the new equipment into the available footprint on the deck or turret of the existing FPSO.


N'goma scope of supply

Separation Technologies:
  • Separation Internals for existing and newly fabricated vessels
  • Electrostatic Coalescer Internals
  • Produced Water Flash Vessel Internals
Flow Control & Safeguarding:
  • Chemical Injection package
  • Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU)
  • Swivel Stack Seal Isolation System
  • Chemical Distribution Rack