MILAN, Italy -- Eni has started production from Nené Marine field offshore Congo, eight months after obtaining the production permit and 16 months following the exploration discovery. The field is located in the Marine XII block, approximately 17 km (10.5 mi) km from the coast.
The complete development of the field will be in stages and will include the installation of production platforms and the drilling of more than 30 wells, with a plateau of more than 140,000 boe/d.
The production target for the first phase is 7,500 boe/d. It is collected from a platform and sent via subsea pipeline to Eni’s Zatchi production platform for treatment.
During the production test Nené Marine 3 well delivered in excess of 5,000 b/d of oil of 36° API oil.