After successfully drilling Ndungu 2 appraisal well, Eni announced that the field proved production estimated at 800-1000 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) in place.
The field is located approximately 130 km off the coast and about 10 km from the Ngoma FPSO in the West Hub of block 15/06.
“The preliminary data collected on Ndungu 2 allows to boost to 800 – 1000 mmboe the field resources from the initial estimates of 250-300 (post Ndungu 1), making Ndungu, together with Agogo, the largest accumulation discovered in Block 15/06 since the block award”, the company stated.
Eni stated that this achievement was realized through the systematic and continuous Infrastructure-Led Exploration (ILX) effort conducted by Eni and its partners during the last three years, added to the full support of ANPG and Angolan Authorities, which raised their technological efficiencies and allowed them to unlock significant additional potential in the Block 15/06.
The early production phase of Ndungu started with one producer well in February 2022 and a second producer well is expected in Q4 2022.
Block 15/06 is operated by Eni Angola with a 36.84% share while Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção holds a share of 36.84% and SSI Fifteen Limited owns a share of 26.32% from the rest of the joint venture.