02 February 2019, London — Eni S.p.A. has launched a new production well in the Vandumbu field offshore Angola, the Italian oil and gas company has announced.
The start-up of the VAN-102 well, located about 217 miles (350 kilometers) northwest of Luanda and 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Soyo in the West Hub of Block 15/06 offshore Angola, achieved a performance of 13,000 barrels.
VAN-102 is a step further in developing the Vandumbu field and will be completed in the first quarter of 2019 with the start-up of the water injection well.
In December 2018, Eni started oil production in the Vandumbu field.
The start-up of the VAN-102 well together with the start-up of another production well in the Mpungi field will bring Block 15/06’s production to a total of 170,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day.
Block 15/06 is developed by a joint venture formed by Eni who is a 36.84 percent operator, Sonangol P&P (36.84 percent) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32 percent).
*Valerie Jones – Rigzone