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Eni started production from Vandumbu field in Block 15/06 and made new discovery offshore Angola

Eni struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.

Eni started production from Vandumbu field in Block 15/06 and made new discovery offshore Angola Eni started production from Vandumbu field in Block 15/06 and made new discovery offshore Angola

Milan, December 10 - Neftegaz.RU. Eni struck a new oil discovery in the Afoxé exploration prospect located in Block 15/06, offshore Angola.

Eni reported this on December 10, 2018.

 

The Afoxé-1 NFW well, which has led to the new oil discovery, is located in the south-east area of Block 15/06, approximately 120 km off the coast, 50 km south-west from the Olombendo FPSO and 20 km west of the recent Kalimba-1 discovery.

The well was drilled in a water depth of 780 m and reached a total depth of 1,723 m.

The discovery is estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place.

 

Afoxé-1 NFW proved a 20 meters net oil pay of high quality oil (37° API) contained in Upper Miocene sandstones with excellent petrophysical properties.

The well has not been tested but an intensive data collection has been carried out that indicates a production capacity in excess of 5,000 barrels of oil per day.

The discovery is estimated to contain between 170 and 200 million barrels of light oil in place.

The new nearby discoveries of Kalimba and Afoxé are now accounting together a potential of 400 - 500 mboe of high quality oil in place and represent a new cluster that canbe exploited jointly in a new development concept.

 

Afoxé discovery is a further confirmation of the oil exploration potential still held in southern part of Block 15/06, previously considered mainly gas prone.

Eni is planning to drill up to 4 new exploration wells back to back in Block 15/06 during 2019.

 

Becides, Eni started production from the Vandumbu field in  Block  15/06, approximately 350 km North West of Luanda and 130 km West of Soyo, through West Hub N’Goma FPSO.

First oil from the Vandumbu field was achieved on late November 2018, three months ahead of schedule.

This, along with the start-up of a Subsea Multiphase Boosting System (SMBS) achieved on early December, is boosting the oil production from Block 15/06 by 20,000 barrels of oil per day via West Hub’s N’Goma FPSO. 

The ramp-up of Vandumbu will be completed in Q1 2019, to achieve a total production of about 170,000 barrels of oil per day and further extending the production plateau.

 

The two start-ups mark a further step forward in the phased and clustered development strategy that Eni has adopted for Block 15/06, and which has allowed the start-up of eight fields since November 2014, when production from West Hub started from the Sangos field.

Block 15/06 is developed by a Joint Venture formed by Eni (36.84%, Operator), Sonangol P&P (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%).

Eni has been present in the Angola since 1980 and currently accounts an equity production of about 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

 

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Source : Neftegaz.RU