The development program plans to hook up the blocks discoveries to two FPSO in order to support production plateau. Production start-up was achieved:
- in 2021, the Cuica field, just four months after the discovery
- the Cabaça North field through the linkage to the Armada Olombendo FPSO targeting to increase and to support production plateau of the area
- in February 2022, the Ndung Early Production project by means of linkage to the Ngoma FPSO. The Ngoma FPSO is designed with treatment capacity of approximately 100 kbbl/day and with zero-water discharge and zero process flaring also through upgrading plant implemented in 2021, in line with Eni’s decarbonisation strategy to achieve net zero.
Production start-up confirms the success of the Infrastructure Led Exploration (ILX) campaign progressed in the Country also by means of a modular and simplified development approach ensuring a shortly time-to-market of the discoveries. Development activities concerned the Agogo Early Production Phase 2 development project with startup of construction activities relating to the planned offshore facilities. The full field development of the Agogo project provides for the construction of an additional FPSO. Concept definition studies and FEED activity were completed and started up the activities for the assigning main contracts. Exploration Exploration activities yielded positive in 2021 through the Cuica-1 oil discovery in the Cabaça developmentarea, so to extend the residual useful life of the FPSO which operates the block and in March 2022 with the Ndungu-2 delineation well which allows to boost to 800-1,000 million boe in place the field resources.