Italian power main ENI stated on August 13 the corporate began manufacturing of the Cuica Field, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, through the Armada Olombendo Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel on 30th July 2021, simply over four months from discovery.
According to ENI, the Cuica area was found by the exploration properly Cuica 1 in March 2021. It is positioned in a water depth of 500 meters, approximately Three kilometers from the Olombendo FPSO. The early manufacturing of the event, that can enhance and maintain the Olombendo FPSO manufacturing plateau, contains an oil producer properly and a water injection properly, tied again subsea to the present Cabaça North subsea manufacturing system, thus exploiting the complete potential of obtainable infrastructures within the space, ENI stated.
The start-up of manufacturing on the Cuica Field in Angola, simply four months from the invention, is yet one more instance of Eni’s Angolan and worldwide extraordinary exploration success, that, pushed by the precept of Infrastructure Led Exploration (ILX) and mixed with the applying of an enhanced modular and streamlined growth philosophy, is permitting Eni to translate exploration successes into manufacturing in probably the most environment friendly and efficient method, ENI stated.
The Armada Olombendo FPSO has a manufacturing capability of 100,000 barrels of oil per day and is designed to function throughout her manufacturing life with zero discharge. Besides Cuica, whose manufacturing fee is according to expectations, the Olombendo is now receiving and treating the manufacturing of Cabaça, Cabaça South East and UM8 fields for a complete of 12 wells and 5 manifolds at a water depth starting from 400 to 500 meters. The Olombendo FPSO may also obtain manufacturing from the Cabaça North area in 4Q 2021.
Block 15/06 is operated by Eni Angola with a 36.84% share. Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção (36.84%) and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%) compose the remainder of the Joint Venture. Further to dam 15/06, Eni is operator of exploration blocks Cabinda North, Cabinda Centro, 1/14 and 28, in addition to of the New Gas Consortium (NGC). In addition, Eni has stakes within the non-operated blocks 0 (Cabinda), 3/05, 3/05A, 14, 14 Okay/A-IMI, 15 and in Angola LNG.