Saxi, Batuque onstream at Kizomba C off Angola

Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd. has started production from the Saxi and Batuque fields as part of the Kizomba C project offshore Angola.

Offshore staff

IRVING, Texas –Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd. has started production from the Saxi and Batuque fields as part of the Kizomba C project offshore Angola.

Added to the Mondo field already on production, the entire Kizomba C development is expected to produce 200,000 b/d of oil before year-end.

Kizomba C is 90 mi (145 km) offshore Angola in about 2,400 ft (800 m) water depth. The development includes two FPSOs and 36 subsea wells.

In addition to Esso Angola (operator, 40%), other co-venturers in block 15 are BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd (26.67%), ENI Angola Exploration B.V. (20%), and Statoil Angola Block 15 A.S. (13.33%). Sonangol is concessionaire.

08/13/2008

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