Eni has started production from its Cuica Field, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, via the Armada Olombendo Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, four months after the concession discovery, Eni announced in a press release.

The Cuica field was discovered by the exploration well Cuica 1 in March 2021. It is located in a water depth of 500 meters, approx. 3 km from the Olombendo FPSO.  This field will increase and sustain the Olombendo FPSO production plateau.

The Armada Olombendo FPSO has a production capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day and is designed to operate during its production life with zero discharge.

In addition to Cuica filed, the Olombendo is now receiving and treating the production of Cabaça, Cabaça South East and UM8 fields for a total of 12 wells and 5 manifolds at a water depth ranging from 400 to 500 meters.

Block 15/06 is operated by Eni Angola with a 36.84% share, while Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção and SSI Fifteen Limited own the rest of the joint venture with shares of 36.84% and 26.32%, respectively.