Our work in Angola is concentrated in conventional and deep offshore, with a total developed and undeveloped area of 21,441 square kilometres. Our main asset in the country is Block 15/06 (Eni 36.84%, operator) with the West Hub and East Hub projects, where over four years we have started eight fields, four of which in 2018 alone.
Our exploration and production activities are governed by concession contracts and Production Sharing Agreements (PSA). Other production blocks in which Eni has a stake are Block 0 (Eni 9.8%) in Cabinda, north of the Angolan coast, the Development Areas in Block 3 and 3/05-A (Eni 12%) in the country's offshore area, the Development Areas in Block 14 (Eni 20%) in the deep offshore area west of Block 0, the Lianzi Development Area in Block 14K/A IMI (Eni 10%) and the Development Area in Block 15 (Eni 20%) in the deep offshore. We are also working hard to support the socio-economic development of the country.
We hold a 13.6% interest of the Angola LNG (A-LNG) which run the plant, located in Soyo, with treatment capacity of approximately 353 bcf/year of feed gas and a liquefaction capacity of 5.2 mmtonnes/y of LNG. In October 2019 Eni, as operator of a new joint venture (Eni’s interest 25.6%), signed a commercial agreement with the partners of the A-LNG for the development of the gas fields to support the liquefaction plant.
In April 2021 we made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola’s deep offshore. The well has been drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaça Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub). The discovery is based on the ILX_Infrastructure-led exploration strategy, which pursue exploration opportunities in proximity of existing infrastructures.