Eni expanding development of block 15/06 offshore Angola
Eni plans to initiate the Ochigufu and Vandumbu field developments in block 15/06 offshore Angola during 1Q 2018 and 2Q 2019, respectively.
These projects, and a new submarine pumping system due to be launched in 2Q 2018, will add 54,000 b/d to current production levels from the block.
In February, the company started production five months ahead of schedule from theEast Hub development project, which in combination with the producing West Hub field, raised output from the block to a plateau of 150,000 b/d.
Angola’s government has also extended exploration rights for the block until 2020. Eni plans to fasttrack development of any commercial finds that follow through the existing infrastructure.