Eni has started production from its Mpungi field, located within Block 15/06 of Angola's West Hub Development Project
The Mpungi start-up is expected to ramp up production to approximately 100,000 bpd in the first quarter of 2016. This follows on from the West Hub's first oil from the Sangos filed in November 2014 and the Cinguvu field in April 2015.
"The third start-up milestone of the West Hub Development Project has been achieved both on budget and on schedule," said Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni. "This achievement reflects our ability to deliver major projects and confirms our excellent track record in terms of efficiency, technology and innovation."
The West Hub Development Project is made up of the Sangos, Cinguvu, Mpungi, Mpungi North, Ochigufu and Vandumbu fields. Eni operates Block 15/06 with a 36.84 per cent stake. This block also incorporates the East Hub Development Project, which is being developed and is expected to start producing next year.