Eni publicizes a brand new oil discovery in Block 15/06, within the Kalimba exploration prospect, in Angola’s deep offshore. The new discovery is estimated to include between 230 and 300 MMbbl of sunshine oil in place.
The Kalimba-1 NFW nicely, which has led to the invention, is positioned at roughly 150 km off the coast and 50 km southeast from the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub). The nicely was drilled by the West Gemini drillship in a water depth of 458 m and reached a TD of 1901 m.
Kalimba-1 NFW proved a 23-m web oil pay of top quality oil (33° API) contained in Upper Miocene sandstones with glorious petrophysical properties. The knowledge acquired in Kalimba-1 NFW point out a manufacturing capability in extra of 5,000 bopd.
The discovery opens new alternatives for oil exploration within the Southern a part of Block 15/06, up to now thought-about primarily gasoline inclined, thus creating new possibilities for extra potential worth within the block.
The Joint Venture, composed by Eni (operator, 36.8421%), Sonangol P&P (36.8421%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.3158%), will work to appraise the updip of the invention and can begin the research to quick monitor its growth.
Angola is a key Country within the technique for natural progress of Eni, which has been current within the Country since 1980 and accounts at present an fairness manufacturing of about 155,000 boed.
In Block 15/06 the 2 oil growth tasks, West hub and East Hub, are at present producing about 150,000 bopd (100%). Eni can also be operator of Cabinda Norte Block, positioned onshore Angola.
The subsequent start-ups in block 15/06 this 12 months would be the Upper Miocene, within the East Hub, and the Subsea Boosting System for Mpungi area, whereas Vandumbu area, that might be related to the West Hub, will begin manufacturing on the finish of 2018, forward of plan. These start-ups will add additional 30,000 bbl of oil to the general manufacturing from Block 15/06, which in 2019 will exceed 170,000 bopd gross.
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