IRVING, Texas –Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd. has initiated production from Kizomba C in 2,400 ft (800 m) of water 90 mi (145 km) offshore Angola.
Kizomba C is designed to develop 600 MMbbl of oil from Mondo, Saxi, and Batque fields. Mondo is the only field producing at present. The other two are expected onstream later this year. Total plateau production from all three fields is targeted at 200,000 b/d of oil.
Kizomba C includes two FPSOs and 36 subsea wells, making it the largest subsea development in the world for ExxonMobil.
In addition to Esso Angola (operator, 40%), other participants in block 15 are BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd (26.67%), ENI Angola Exploration B.V. (20%), and Statoil-Hydro Angola (13.33%). Sonangol is the concessionaire.