Production begins at Eni’x Cabaça North development project in deep offshore Angola

Source: press release, 24 September 2021

The ‘Armada Olombendo FPSO’ in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore
The ‘Armada Olombendo FPSO’ in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore (photo: Eni)

Eni has started production from Cabaça North development project, in Block 15/06 of the Angolan deep offshore, via the Armada Olombendo floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The start-up of Cabaça North is yet another example of how Eni Angola, in full cooperation with ANPG and partners, keeps creating value on Block 15/06 through its Infrastructure-Led Exploration strategy, generating a pipeline of fast-track subsea tie-backs, thus maximising the utilisation of existing facilities in the area in a sustainable manner.

The Cabaça North development, with an expected peak production rate in the range of 15,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), will increase and sustain the plateau of the Armada Olombendo, a zero-discharge, zero-process flaring FPSO with an overall capacity of 100,000 bopd.

This is the second start-up achieved by Eni Angola in 2021, after the Cuica Early Production achieved in July. A third start-up is expected within the next few months, with the Ndungu Early Production in the Western area of Block 15/06.

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 rest of the joint venture. Further to Block 15/06, Eni is the operator of exploration Blocks Cabinda North, Cabinda Centro, 1/14 and 28, as well as of the New Gas Consortium (NGC). In addition, Eni has stakes in the non-operated Blocks 0 (Cabinda), 3/05, 3/05A, 14, 14 K/A-IMI, 15 and in the Angola LNG.