Italy’s Eni SPA has started deepwater production from Mpungi field on Block 15/06 offshore Angola, reaching a third milestone in the West Hub development project.
Mpungi field is 350 km northwest of Luanda and 130 km west of Soyo. Its production follows the West Hub’s production from Sangos field in November 2014 and Cinguvu field in April 2015 (OGJ Online, Apr. 29, 2015).
The West Hub is expected to ramp up production to 100,000 b/d during the first quarter. The West Hub encompasses development of Sangos, Cinguvu, Mpungi, Mpungi North, Ochigufu, and Vandumbu fields in 1,000-1,500 m of water.
The wells are connected to the N’Goma floating production, storage, and offloading unit, which has a treatment capacity of 100,000 b/d.
Eni operates Block 15/06 with a 36.84% stake. Other joint venture partners are Sonangol Pesquisa e Producao 36.84% and SSI Fifteen Ltd. 26.32%.
Block 15/06 also includes the East Hub development project, which is under development and expected to come on stream in 2017.