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Block 15/06 Sees 5th Discovery in a Year

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

ENI made another discovery in Angola on Block 15/06. The discovery marks the company’s fifth on the block in one year. The well has been drilled on the Agidigbo exploration prospect, and analysis of post drill results indicate between 300 and 400 million barrels of light oil in place.

The Agidigbo-1 NFW was drilled using the West Gemini drillship in a water depth of 275 meters and reached a total depth of 3,800 meters. Drilling showed a single hydrocarbon column composed of a gas cap of about 60 meters and 100 meters of light oil.

ENI said the discovery has further upside that will be proved by an appraisal campaign planned for early-2020.

Due to its proximity to East Hub’s facilities and subsea network, production from Agidigbo can be fast-tracked, thus extending the Armada Olombendo FPSO production plateau.

The Agidigbo discovery follows the discoveries of Kalimba, Afoxé, Agogo and Ndungu. The five discoveries altogether are estimated to contain up to 1.8 billion barrels of light oil in place with possible upside. These new discoveries further confirm the exploration potential of the block and the effectiveness of the exploration skills and proprietary technologies that Eni is utilizing to unlock the full potential of the area.