Italian oil company Eni said that it has launched a new production well in the Vandumbu field, which is located in the west hub of Block 15/06, offshore Angola
Block 15/06 is developed by a joint venture formed by Eni, Sonangol, P&P and SSI Fifteen Limited
The company stated that the start-up of the VAN-102 well, which follows the startup of the second Subsea Multiphase Boosting System (SMBS), took place through the N'Goma FPSO and achieved a performance of about 13,000 bbl.
VAN-102 is a further step in the development of the Vandumbu field, launched on 29 November 2018, three months ahead of schedule, and which will be completed in Q1 2019 with the start-up of the water injection well, it added.
Eni declared that 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 boed, further extending the production plateau.
These start-ups mark the progress of Eni’s phased and clustered development strategy for Block 15/06, which has allowed the start-up of eight fields since November 2014, when production in the west hub started with the Sangos field.