Production at BP’s Plutonio field offshore Angola is ramping back up after several months of maintenance work, a company spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires Friday. ‘Greater Plutonio has been coming back online since last week…it’s coming back up to normal levels,’ the spokesman said.
Production at the 170,000-190,000 barrel a day field had been reduced due to repairs and maintenance work, following problems with the water injection system.
Production from the Greater Plutonio development area in Block 18, offshore Angola, started on 01 October 2007. It consists of five distinct fields discovered in 1999-2001 in water depths of up to 1,450 metres.
The Greater Plutonio offshore development area is located 160 kms northwest of Luanda and is comprised of the Galio, Cromio, Paladio, Plutonio and Cobalto fields in water depths varying from 1200 to 1450 metres. It contains 43 wells: 20 producers, 20 water injectors, and 3 gas injectors. The development utilizes a floating, production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) to process produced fluids and export crude. The FPSO is connected to the wells by a large subsea system.