In 2018, we completed drilling in Area 1, in the Gulf of Mexico, 200 km west of Ciudad del Carmen and more than 30 m under water. We are focusing our activities on licences where we have a 100 per cent share, with development work ongoing at Amoca, Miztón and Tecoalli. In July 2019, we launched the early production phase at the field in Miztón. This is the first step in developing an area with a total of 2.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, of which 90 per cent is oil, across the three fields. The Miztón 2 well, where early production has started, has shown excellent prospects and will produce up to 25,000 barrels of oil a day in this phase. Full production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, when we will set up a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit and reach a ceiling of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The development plan for Area 1 involves building and installing three more platforms in the fields at Amoca and Tecoalli.
We report the rapid production ramp-up of the hub in 2020, from 4 kboe a day in 2019 to 14 kboe a day, up by 200%. The development activities concern the full field development program of the operated license Area 1 (Eni’s interest 100%), already in production. Development drilling activities are ongoing and during 2020 were completed producing wells which were linked to the Miztón production platform. A subsequent development phase of the project includes the production start-up of the Amoca discovery by means of the installation of a new leased production platform. During the year, the FEED phase for these two production platforms started up.
In January 2022, Eni's Miamte MV34 Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) arrived in Mexico. It has a crude oil treatment capacity of 90 thousand barrels of oil per day, a crude oil storage capacity of 700,000 barrels and a gas treatment capacity of 75 million standard cubic feet per day and it was designed with the best energy efficiency technologies as well as a zero-flaring philosophy. Its construction involved 5 construction yards in 3 different countries, where 5 modules were, and the jacket of the mooring system was fabricated. Overall, works required more than 17 million man-hours, executed at the highest HSE standards.
In February 2022, Miamte MV34 started hydrocarbon production at the Miztón field. Following the first hydrocarbon introduction into the FPSO and two more platforms start-up in Amoca and Tecoalli fields, production will ramp up till the full field development will be completed by 2024.
In April 2022, the first cargo was successfully offloaded and exported. This achievement marks an important milestone for the oil and gas sector in Mexico, being Eni the first international energy company to develop a complex offshore project being able to export the oil in the international market. The full development of Area 1 will include 33 wells connected to 3 wellhead platforms plus 1 monopod, in addition to the FPSO Miamte MV34. Presently the first 2 wellhead platforms are in operations on Mitzon and Amoca fields while activities for the development of second platform on Amoca field and the monopode on Tecoalli field are underway.