Eni SPA reported start-up of a brand new manufacturing effectively in Vandumbu area, about 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo, within the West Hub of Block 15/06, offshore Angola.
VAN-102 start-up, through the N’Goma floating manufacturing, storage, and offloading vessel, follows start-up of the second subsea multiphase boosting system (SMBS), and achieved a efficiency of about 13,000 bbl.
Vandumbu area began producing oil in November 2018, three months forward of schedule (OGJ Online, Dec. 11, 2018). Ramp-up will likely be accomplished on this 12 months’s first quarter with the start-up of the water injection effectively. With the start-up of one other manufacturing effectively in Mpungi area, Block 15/06 manufacturing is anticipated to whole about 170,000 boe/d, additional extending the manufacturing plateau.
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Eni, operator, and Sonangol P&P every maintain 36.84% curiosity in Block 15/06. SSI Fifteen Ltd. holds 26.32%.
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