Production in phase 1 of the Kizomba Satellites project, in Block 15 of the Angolan sea, is due to begin this month, Angolan oil company Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (Sonangol) and Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) announced Monday in Luanda.
According to a statement issued on Sonangol’s website, phase 1 of production of the Kizomba A and B satellite fields is expected to produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day and to extract around 250 million barrels from the Mavacola and Clochas fields, located 135 kilometres off the Angolan coast at a depth of 1,380 metres.
Phase 1 of the project includes drilling 18 wells with undersea links to existing floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) ships – Kizomba A and B – and thus making its possible to optimise the production capacity of Block 15.
Block 15 is a concession of Sonangol EP, in which Esso Exploration Angola Limited is the operator with a 40 percent stake and whose partners are BP Exploration Angola Limited (26.67 percent), ENI Angola Exploration BV (20 percent) and Statoil Angola AS (13.33 percent). (macauhub)