SAN DONATO MILANESE, Italy – Eni has started production from the Mpungi oil field in deepwater block 15/06 offshore Angola.
The West Hub development project is about 350 km (218 mi) northwest of Luanda and 130 km (81 mi) west of Soyo.
The start-up of Mpungi field, which follows the West Hub’s first oil from the Sangos field in November 2014 and the Cinguvu field in early April 2015, will bring to a production ramp-up to approximately 100,000 b/d in 1Q 2016.
The West Hub development project encompasses the development of the Sangos, Cinguvu, Mpungi, Mpungi North, Ochigufu, and Vandumbu fields in a water depth ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 m (3,281 to 4,921 ft). The wells are arranged in clusters and connected to the N’Goma FPSO, which has a treatment capacity of 100,000 b/d.
Eni is the operator of block 15/06 with a 36.84% stake. The other partners of the joint venture are Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Ltd. (26.32%).
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi said: “The third start-up milestone of the West Hub development project has been achieved both on budget and on schedule. This achievement reflects our ability to deliver major projects and confirms our excellent track record in terms of efficiency, technology and innovation.”
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