Italian Eni started production at an oil facility off the coast of Angola in record-setting fashion, reported United Press International.
The production started from the East Hub Development Project, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, ahead of development plan estimates and with a time to market among the best in the sector, according to an Eni’s press release. Eni will also add production from the existing West Hub Project in the Sangos, Cinguvu and Mpungi fields, where another vessel, the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel N’Goma, is operating. Hence, in total, Block 15/06 will reach a peak of 150,000b/d of oil within 2017.
The production is taking place through the Armada Olombendo FPSO vessel that can generate up to 80,000b/d of oil and compress up to 3.4mcm/d of gas. The FPSO has nine wells and four manifolds at a water depth of 450 meters, and it will put into production the Cabaça South East field, 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo.