Angolan Deep Offshore Field Starts Oil Production
Eni and Sonangol have commenced oil production from the Ochigufu project, located in Block 15/06 of Angola’s deep offshore.
The field, which is located approximately 93 miles west from Soyo, will add 25,000 barrels to current production levels, according to Eni.
Production start-up at Ochigufu was achieved one and a half years after the presentation of the plan of development. The project marks the first start-up for Eni and Angola in 2018.
Commenting on the milestone, Eni said the commencement of production from the field represents a further step in the development of the prolific Block 15/06.
Looking ahead to subsequent developments in the block, Eni confirmed that the start-ups of the UM8 reservoir in the East Hub and the subsea boosting system for the Mpungi field were expected in 2018.
The Vandumbu field in the West Hub is also expected to start production in early 2019, with all three start-ups anticipated to increase overall production by a further 30,000 barrels.
Eni has been present in Angola since 1980 through its subsidiary Eni Angola. The company’s equity production amounts to 150,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
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