Eni has efficiently launched a brand new manufacturing nicely within the Vandumbu subject, about 350 km north-west of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo, within the West Hub of Block 15/06, in Angola’s offshore.
The start-up of the VAN-102 nicely – which follows the start-up of the second Subsea Multiphase Boosting System (SMBS) – befell by means of the N’Goma FPSO and achieved a efficiency of about 13,000 barrels. VAN-102 is an extra step within the improvement of the Vandumbu subject, launched on 29 November 2018, three months forward of schedule, and which will likely be accomplished in Q1 2019 with the start-up of the water injection nicely. This, along with the start-up of one other manufacturing nicely within the Mpungi subject, will carry the manufacturing of Block 15/06 to a complete of about 170,000 barrels of oil equal a day (boed), additional extending the manufacturing plateau.
These start-ups mark the progress within the phased and clustered improvement technique that Eni has adopted for Block 15/06, and which has allowed the start-up of eight fields since November 2014, when manufacturing within the West Hub began with the Sangos subject.
Block 15/06 is developed by a Joint Venture shaped by Eni (36.84%, Operator), Sonangol P&P (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%). Eni has been current in Angola since 1980 and presently has an fairness manufacturing of round 150,000 boed. (Source: ENI)
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