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Production Added from Angola’s Block 15/06

Monday, January 28, 2019

Angola saw new production added to its totals when ENI launched a new production well on its Vandumbu field. The well is located offshore the southern African country on the West Hub of Block 15/06.

The start-up of the VAN-102 well, which follows the start-up of ENI’s second subsea multiphase boosting system (SMBS), took place through the N’Goma FPSO. The well, on start-up, achieved an initial rate of 13,000 bpd.

The VAN-102 is a further step in the development of the Vandumbu field, launched on November 29, three months ahead of schedule, and which will be completed in Q1 2019 with the start-up of the water injection well. This, together with the start-up of another production well in the Mpungi field, will bring the production of Block 15/06 to a total of about 170,000 boepd, further extending the production plateau.