IRVING, Texas –Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd (Esso Angola) has started production from the Kizomba Satellites Phase 1 project offshore Angola.
Phase 1 of the project will develop 18 wells withsubsea tiebacks to the existing Kizomba A and B FPSOs to increase current production levels without requiring an additional FPSO.
The Kizomba Satellites initial phase is expected to ultimately produce 100,000 b/d of oil and recover a total of 250 MMbbl from the Mavacola and Clochas fields, located 95 mi (153 km) off the coast of Angola in water depths of approximately 4,500 ft. (1,372 m).
In addition to Esso Angola (operator, 40%), other co-venturers are BP Exploration (Angola) Ltd (26.67%), Eni Exploration Angola B.V. (20%), and Statoil Angola Block 15 AS (13.33%). Sonangol is the concessionaire.