East and West Hub, the natural resources off the coast of Angola

Worker on board the platform at night

The East Hub and West Hub projects in Angola are a model of our way of operating in the Oil&Gas sector, which is based on the application of innovative technologies and the ability to reach the market in a short time frame. Our operational strategy in Angola is based on some of the cornerstones of our Upstream model, starting with the integration and overlapping of the exploration and development phases.  No less important is near field exploration, which allows us to use the facilities that are already in place to quickly start possible new production.

 

In addition to the natural resources sector, where we operate through the Azule Energy joint venture, in Angola we are also active in the field of renewables with the Caraculo photovoltaic project. We are also developing a programme for the decarbonization of the country in accordance with the principles of the circular economy, in particular through sustainable crops to produce biofuels.

Project features

Activity start date: 2009 – present

Angola

Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas

Azule Energy

Sonangol Pesquisa e Produção
SSI Fifteen Limited

Project development and operation

Innovation as a model for East and West Hub

In the East Hub and West Hub projects in Angola, within Block 15/06, we apply innovative digital and experimental geoscience technologies to exploration. They allow us for example to acquire three-dimensional data and images of the subsurface and rocks. The Infrastructure Led Exploration (ILX) campaign and its overlapping with the development phase (fast track approach) allow the discoveries we make to reach the market quickly. This allows the different planning phases to proceed in parallel and existing facilities to be used wherever it is possible to optimise time and costs and quickly make new discoveries operational.  The fields of Cuica and Cabaça North - through the FPSO Armada Olombendo (floating production, storage and offloading ) facility - and Ndungu Early Production - through the connection to the FPSO Ngoma - are already operational.  N'Goma and Olombendo, were not built from scratch, but from existing vessels that were converted specifically for the occasion.

Emission reduction and environmental protection

We carefully implement specific regulations, such as the Zero Discharge Policy for the management of production water and drilling residue.  We use the best available technology and focus on technological innovation to minimise discharge and emissions into the atmosphere. We work on the reuse of gas associated with extraction and energy recovery and are committed to preventing spills from our facilities with emergency plans approved by the competent authorities.

Highlights

The data were selected from those contained in our official documents.

170
kboe/d

estimated Agogo production peak with start-up in 2026


42
wells

drilled in East and West Hub


350
km

undersea pipelines installed


190 k
bbl/d

oil treatment capacity installed in the Block


170
kboe/d

estimated Agogo production peak with start-up in 2026

42
wells

drilled in East and West Hub

350
km

undersea pipelines installed

190 k
bbl/d

oil treatment capacity installed in the Block

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The development of the East and West Hub projects in Block 15/06

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2009

Ndungu oil field in production

Eni started production from Ndungu Early Production (EP) development project.

Discovery and start of production of Cuica and Cabaça North

Eni started production from Cabaça North development project.

Agogo oil field in production

Eni reports the start-up of its offshore Agogo oilfield.

Discovery of Agogo, Agidigbo and Ndungu wells

Eni has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore.

The start-up of Vandumbu field

Eni started production from the Vandumbu field in Block 15/06.

First oil for FPSO Olombendo from Cabaça field

First oil for the floating production, storage and offloading ) facility Olombendo from Cabaça field.

The FPSO Olombendo arrives in the East Hub

The floating production, storage and offloading facility arrives in the block.

First oil from Cinguvu, in the West Hub

First Oil reached from Cinguvu field, in the West Hub.

Start of production of FPSO N'Goma from the Sangos field

FPSO N'Goma starts production from the Sangos field.

Development and production master plan for East Hub approved

JV approves General Development and Production Plan for East Hub.

Cabaça North-1 exploratory well completed

Cabaça North-1 exploratory well built

With the Eni Foundation in Angola, growth reaches everyone

Our local development projects are designed to promote community growth based on the specific needs of the areas, creating value over time.

Last update: 20 May 2024


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