It should shortly depart for its final location in Angolan block 15/06. Once in position, mooring, and hookup operations will get under way.
Eni aims to produce first oil from the East Hub by 1H 2017. Development involves drilling nine subsea wells comprising five producers and four water injectors, in waters depth ranging from 450 to 550 m (1,476 to 1,804 ft).
Other partners in the block are Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen (26.32%).