The Baobab field is located south of Espoir in deep water Block CI-40. CNR International commenced development of the Baobab field in 2003, delivering first oil in record time by mid-2005. Development of the field consists of producing wells and water injectors tied back to four separate subsea manifolds: two for production and two for water injection. The flow lines from these manifolds are tied back to a floating production storage and offtake vessel (FPSO). Oil is exported from the FPSO to shore via shuttle tankers, the natural gas is piped north to the Espoir Ivoirien FPSO, and then ashore via pipeline.