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Angola’s Vandumbu Field Comes Online

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Production from the ENI-operated Vandumbu field on Angola’s Block 15/06 has come onstream. The Italian firm started production from the field through the West Hub N’Goma FPSO.

First oil from the Vandumbu field was achieved in late November 2018, three months ahead of schedule. This, along with the start-up of a Subsea Multiphase Boosting System (SMBS) achieved in early December, is boosting the oil production from Block 15/06 by 20,000 bpd. The ramp-up of Vandumbu will be completed in Q1 2019, to achieve a total production of about 170,000 bpd and further extending the production plateau.

The two start-ups mark a further step forward in the phased and clustered development strategy that ENI has adopted for Block 15/06, and which has allowed the start-up of eight fields since November 2014, when production from West Hub started from the Sangos field.