SCHIEDAM, the Netherlands – Eni Angola has contracted SONASING, OPS, and SBM Offshore for a 12-year lease including operations of the FPSO Xikomba to develop block 15/06 offshore Angola.
The development plan calls for relocation of the FPSO, which operated for ExxonMobil in Angola since 2003. The vessel is in Singapore for upgrades to meet the new project requirements. The PAENAL yard in Angola also will conduct fabrication and integration work on the vessel.
First production is scheduled for 2014.
SONASING and OPS are joint venture companies of SONANGOL.