Italian oil company Eni on Saturday began oil production at the Ochigufu field in block 15/06, in the deep waters off the Angolan coast, increasing oil production in Angola by 25,000 barrels a day.
The Ochigufu field is located at a depth of 1,300 metres, approximately 380 kilometres north of Luanda and is the ENI’s first new field in Angola since the beginning of the year.
The 15/06 block contains more than 3 billion barrels of oil and 850 million barrels of reserves according to information from the oil company.
Production in the Ochigufu field is done jointly by submarine connection with the Sango project and the FPSO N’Goma ship, operated by Eni, with a share of 36.84% for the contracting group, the same as that of Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção, and SSI Fifteen Limited (26.32%).
The Sangos, Cinguvu, Mpungi and Mpungi North and East Hub fields have been in operation in that block since 2014, and now the Ochigufu field. (macauhub)