Eni Abo Central field is onstream

Eni, through its subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd. (NAE), has begun oil production from Abo Central field, in the northwestern sector of the Nigerian deepwaters. NAE has a 50.2% share, and operates the field. Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (Snepco) is co-venturer with 49.8%.

Eni, through its subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd. (NAE), has begun oil production from Abo Central field, in the northwestern sector of the Nigerian deepwaters.
NAE has a 50.2% share, and operates the field. Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co. (Snepco) is co-venturer with 49.8%.

Abo Central, developed in 500 m and 800 m water depths, is the first producing Nigerian deepwater oil field.

The field's production, which will reach a plateau of 30,000 b/d of good quality oil in the next six months, will be increased in a subsequent phase up to 45,000 b/d.

Production will be obtained via a leased FPSO for process, storage, and discharge of oil into export tankers.

Abo FPSO has a storage capacity of 900,000 bbl of oil and oil treatment capacity of up to 45,000 b/d, a water injection capacity of 30,000 b/d, and a gas injection capacity of 35 MMcf/d.

In line with the government's and Eni's guideline of zero flaring, the associated gas will be re-injected into the reservoir. The field exploration strategy envisages a water injection campaign that, together with the gas injection, will optimize the final recovery of crude oil.

04/08/03

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